Stretching Out Our Arms of Love to the World

Contributed by: The Rev. Trisha Thorme, Deacon

We are excited to present a session at the upcoming Discipleship Conference on February 12. In our presentation, we will offer models, ideas, and tools to help you and your parish show Christ’s love through an embrace that encircles the world. We’ll talk about the state of the world and consider what a Christian response should look like. From there we’ll consider specific ideas appropriate to individual context and interests—whether that is a one-time event or program or the creation of a new international partnership. Easy-to-use resources for all ages from Episcopal Relief and Development will be showcased, and members of the Global Goals Task Force will be on hand to brainstorm and share their experiences from leading campaigns on issues such as education, clean water, disaster relief, and eradicating poverty. Join us for Session 5 (beginning at 1:25 pm) to learn more!

Conference Schedule

Feb. 12
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8:00 am: Welcome and Morning Prayer / The Very Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson
8:30 am: (Session 1) The Intersection of Discipleship and Advocacy / Catherine Ambos, Canon Clara Gregory, Carolann Nicholas, Canon Phyllis Jones
9:35 am: (Session 2) Coaches Assisting Parents / The Rev. Canon Dr. Rob Droste
10:40 am: (Session 3) The Restoration Project / Mary-Elise Haug
11:45-12:15 pm: Lunch
12:20 pm: (Session 4) **KEYNOTE ADDRESS** / The Rt. Rev. William H. “Chip” Stokes
1:25 pm: (Session 5) Stretching Out Our Arms of Love to the World / The Rev. Trisha Thorme, Dcn., the Rev. Eve Chamberlain, Dcn., and members of the Global Goals Task Force
2:30 pm: (Session 6) Messy Church: It’s Church but Not as You Know It / Cathy Brackin and Christina Botto

Schedule includes 5-minute devotional and stretch breaks between each 60-minute session. Registrants are also included in several raffle drawings!