Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

Well, we'll see how this goes. (I am honestly mostly optimistic.)

My mother commented recently:
I would love a world where everyone can speak their mind and heart and expect a respectful response -- not that they will always meet wtih agreement, but with respect. And it would be REALLY nice if we could all stop making assumptions about each other based on some piddidly piece of information we imagine we know about one another and actually LISTEN.

To me, it seems to always come back to being present. If I can truly be present with you, in a moment in time, and begin to understand you, that moment becomes a glimpse of the Kingdom.
If you are so inclined, I would really appreciate prayers for Reconciling Convo.

I'll have my cell phone if you need to reach me, but I don't anticipate any internet access.

Below is an edited version of the schedule (probably more for my own reference than anything else).

Thursday, August 2

[my flight]
1:00pm-3:14pm
USAir 1891: Boston-Charlotte
4:05pm-4:24pm
USAir 3293: Charlotte-Nashville

3-5PM (hourly)        General Faith, Hope, Love convocation orientation
5:30 PM-7:30 PM    Dinner
7:15 PM                  Gathering Music
7:30 PM                  Worship, Rev. Michael Yoshii, preacher
8:15 PM                  Greetings, logistics, stretch
8:30 PM                  Bible Study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
10:00 PM                Vespers
10:00 PM                Coffee House/Chat Rooms/Entertainment
           
Friday, August 3
7:00 AM                  Greet the morning: stretching and meditation options
7:15 AM-8:45 AM    Breakfast
8:45 AM                  Gathering Music
9:00 AM                  Worship, Rev. Grace Imathiu, preacher
9:45 AM                  Bible Study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
10:30 AM                Break
10:45 AM                Forum: Bishop Sharon Rader, panel facilitator
Noon                      Lunch
1:45 PM                  Forum: David Myer, speaker
3:00 PM                  Workshop: Creating Home for Christian Trangender People
E1 Creating a Church Home for Christian Transgender People - Fredrikka Joy Maxwell
Led by a black transwoman, this workshop will offer information on what transsexualism is and is not as well as current research on transsexualism. What are the struggles and challenges transfolk face in their families of origin, society and in the church? What is the intersection between race and gender? What spiritual and pastoral issues are unique to transfolks? How can a congregation reach out to and become a safe place for transfolks?

4:30 PM                Workshop: Transcending Gender
E2 TRANSCENDING GENDER - Sally Sparks
What is gender? What is sex? Are they the same thing? Is male the same thing as masculine? Is everyone male or female, or are there in-betweens? What does transgender mean? Can people move between one gender and another? Explore the diversity of sex and gender in this participative workshop. Questions and discussion are encouraged, and we'll even play a game.

5:30-7:30 PM          Dinner
8:00 PM                  Mrs. Man of God
10:00 PM                Cabaret/Coffee House/Entertainment
10:00 PM                Vespers

Saturday, August 4
7:00 AM                  Greet the morning: stretching and meditation options
7:15 AM-8:45 AM    Breakfast
8:45 AM                  Gathering Music
9:00 AM                  Worship, Rev. Trey Hall, preacher
9:45 AM                  Bible Study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
10:30 AM                Break
10:45 AM                Forum: Rebecca Voelkel, speaker
Noon-1:30 PM        Lunch
1:45 PM                  Forum: Miguel de la Torre, speaker
3:00 PM                  Planning Session
4:30 PM                  Planning Session
5:30-7:30 PM          Dinner
8:00 PM                  Nashville in Harmony--Awards Celebration and Concert
10:00 PM                Cabaret/Coffee House
10:00 PM                Vespers

Sunday, August 5
7:00 AM                  Greet the morning: stretching and meditation options
7:15 AM-8:45 AM    Breakfast
8:45 AM                  Gathering Music
9:00 AM                  Bible Study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
9:45 AM                  Launch General Conference Campaign
10:45 AM                Worship, Rev. Gayle Felton, preacher
Noon-1:30 PM         Lunch

[my flight]
4:56pm-7:05pm
USAir 3292: Nashville-Charlotte
7:45pm-9:48pm
USAir 956: Charlotte-Boston
Tags: rmn: convo: 2007
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