This year’s leader, Rev. Dr. Robin Olson

Border Crossing: Ministry Adventures for a Diverse World

Dr. Olson shares this about the upcoming gatherings:

“Each time we serve a new congregation or extension ministry, we enter a new territory of cultures, beliefs, and practices.  Each time we meet someone with a worldview different from our own, we enter a landscape of possibility. As we prepare to walk through Lent, journeying from Nazareth to Jerusalem, how might we best open ourselves to holy encounters along the way? With emphasis on ministry with young adults and lessons from interfaith cooperation, we’ll spend the day in worship, learning, dialogue, and hands-on creative expression.” 

2018 Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Each year Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar invites all New England Conference clergy to join him at a Pre-Lenten Gathering, a daylong spiritual retreat, to help clergy center and prepare for the Lenten season.

These gatherings are sponsored by the Episcopal office and the Board of Ordained Ministry.

This year’s leader is the Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, Director of Spiritual Life at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Read a short biography here.

 

All gatherings are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click on the event link to see the full schedule:
 

Feb. 6, 2018 – Hampden Highlands UMC, Hampden, ME
Feb. 7, 2018 –  Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI
Feb. 8, 2018 – Faith UMC, South Burlington, VT.

 

Deadline to register is Jan. 24, 2018