“Jesus and the Local Church” ECW’s Annual Retreat at Chautauqua

by Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania

The Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Episcopal Church Women will be hosting their annual retreat at Chautauqua Institution on September 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The retreat will be led by The Reverand Canon Al Johnson (Canon for Congregational Vitality and Innovation with the Diocese).  Canon Johnson will speak about “Jesus and the Local Church.”

Stories are at the heart of all we do each and every day and in all our churches each and every Sunday.  During this retreat participants will learn the stories of each other and of Jesus.  They will explore the unique calling of the local parish and then proceed to tell the story of each local parish.  They will explore trends related to the local church in our nation and then look at similar concerns in our local communities. They will discuss what recent statistics about religious institutional life say about our local communities, as well as the struggles and triumphs of the local church.  Finally participants will explore a local church that is living and free by discussing  generativity, fear, resurrection, and abundance.

All are welcome!  Registration is $20 for Saturday and is due by August 28th. Friday, overnight accommodations are available at the Episcopal cottage on a first come first serve basis (Friday and Saturday registration is $30).  Contact Donna Wheeler for information and to register 814-825-5708.

Erie Seawolves Night

One, two, three strikes…St. Stephen’s went out and had some last minute summer fun on Wednesday, August 19. Thank you for the free tickets, Urban Engineers and George Willis.

Rumor has it that the Cathedral Children’s Choir sang the National Anthem for the Seawolves game on Thursday, August 20.  Be sure to ask Emma B, Emma S, and Annika B how they sounded.

Thank you for cleaning up!

The church grounds are looking beautiful.  Thanks to the Gregorys, Don Meeder, MJ Radock, John Rushe and the Ulrichs for cleaning up the property last Saturday.  A lot got done with only one casualty- John Rushe-0, Hornets-7.

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