A Spirituality Conference, Tutzing, Germany
Friday, March 11, 2016 - Sunday, March 13, 2016
A WEEKEND EVENT OFFERED BY THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTRY OF THE BAPTIZED
As Christians we are asked to grow in the Spirit as the apostle Paul repeatedly notes in his letters. What practices can help us to follow this call to grow and how can we use them in our daily life and work? Together we will explore the practices of Presence (Gratitude, Attention and Awareness); Storytelling (Sacred Narrative); Companionship with God (Prayer); Possibility (Imagination, Art and Play); Integrity (Virtue); Service (Social Justice); and Resilience (Uncertainty and Change).
The Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye Wilson is the rector of St. Andrew and Holy Communion Episcopal Church in South Orange, NJ. Michael B. Curry, bishop of North Carolina called this congregation the ‘Little United Nations’ because of its wide diversity in its members as well as its programs in both in-reach and outreach. Our now Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said about Canon Wilson that ‘she brings the world into the church and the church into the world’. Ordained in 1980, Canon Wilson would become the first black female rector of an Episcopal church in 1982. She has served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and was member of the election committee for our recently installed Presiding Bishop. Canon Wilson studied economics, ethics and German, and before becoming an Episcopal priest she was a business reporter and Wall Street economist. She is a well known speaker and has led several retreats for the Convocation.