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Register Now Advent Clergy Day is an annual event in the diocese, a chance for all clergy to connect and get energized before the hectic holiday season. All clergy is asked to attend. Brief schedule 9:00: Registration 10:00: Bishop's introduction 10:15: Keynote: Preaching for Transformation, Personal, Pastoral and Prophetic: Preaching the Scriptures for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, by Prof. Donyelle McCray, Berkeley Divinity School 12:15: Eucharist 1:30: Lunch Dismissal: 3:00 Donyelle McCray About our Speaker Assistant Professor of Homiletics Berkeley Divinity School The Episcopal Seminary at Yale Donyelle McCray studies homiletics and Christian spirituality, focusing on African American preaching, sermon genre, and modes of authority. In her work, the sermon occupies the shoreline between sacred and profane speech and holds emancipatory potential within Christian liturgies and beyond them. She writes about the ways African American women and lay people use the sermon to play, remember, invent, and disrupt. Her forthcoming book, The Censored Pulpit: Julian of Norwich as Preacher, offers a homiletical reading of Julian’s life and ministry and attends to the relationship between preaching, embodiment, and authority. Her current research examines the preaching and spirituality of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. She is also working on a documentary film as part of the Louisville Institute’s Clergy-Scholar Research team on Race, Church, and Theological Practices.Find out more »