Friday, October 27, 2006

"National Gathering" Registration Tops 100

The first gathering of The Episcopal Majority, “Remaining Faithful,” to be held at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, in Washington, DC, November 3 and 4, has topped 100 registrants. The Rev. David Fly announced today that a “wonderful cross-section” of our church will be represented. “So far, 42 dioceses are represented among attendees, with a good mix of laity, clergy and bishops,” said Fly. Some journalists and popular Episcopalian bloggers will also be present at the gathering which begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd.

The Rt. Rev. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops will be led by David Booth Beers, Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop; Sarah Dylan Breuer, editor of The Witness; the Rev. Bill Coats, who wrote the paper which helped launch TEM; the Rev. Canon Mark Harris, member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church; and Dr. Christopher I. Wilkins, facilitator of ViaMediaUSA. The keynote address and workshops will be held on Friday and will end by 7:00 p.m. An open Steering Committee meeting of The Episcopal Majority will be held on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., after which many participants will attend the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori at 11:00 that morning.

“The response to this gathering is a testament to faithful Episcopalians in the Episcopal Church who want to defend and support the Church they love so much,” said Fly. “It’s still not too late to register, and we hope many more will join us.”

Full details about the gathering – and access to an online registration form – are available here. The registration cost of $25 to defray expenses is payable at the door.


Blogger Monk-in-Training said...

Wow, this is really exciting, I wish I could be there.

I hope a lot of Bloggers are represented at the conference.

† Where charity and love are, God is there

10/30/2006 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Bill Carroll said...

I won't be there but you certainly have my support and my prayers. For what it's worth, strengthening congregations and dioceses that practice the faith as Episcopalians have received it is what we should be about. Let's define ourselves in terms of the Gospel, the Baptismal Covenant, and the sacramental life of the Church. And then be about God's work, which conists in part of including those whom others exclude.

11/02/2006 7:25 AM  

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