Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Gathering, March 13-16, 2014.
The theme for event is "Together, Advancing the Sacred Dream." Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team, plenary and workshop topics will provide opportunities for clergy and lay people to explore advocacy and mission in ethnic ministries. The 2014 gathering will continue the work of the first New Community Gathering in 2012: "Reclaiming our Mission; Reinterpreting Our Contexts and Renewing Our Communities.”"
Also included will be ethnic-specific meetings, inter-ethnic and cross cultural conversations, and multicultural banquet and worship celebrations.
The event will be held at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC http://www.kanuga.org
Registration is available here: https://kanuga.wufoo.com/forms/new-community-clergy-and-lay-conference/
Registration does not include transportation to Kanuga.
Registration deadline is February 3.
Scholarships are available to ethnic delegates on a first come, first served basis; check the registration information. Please note: applicants check with individual dioceses and/or provinces for possible travel scholarship opportunities before requesting for a scholarship from one of offices on the Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team.
For more information
The Rev. Winfred Vergara, Asiamerican Missioner;
The Rev. Angela Ifill, Black Ministries Missioner;
The Rev. Anthony Guillén, Latino/Hispanic Missioner;
Sarah Eagle Heart, Indigenous Missioner.
In addition to DFMS staff, members of the design team are: Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du lac; Jane Cosby, Executive Council member of the Diocese of Pennsylvania; the Rev. Canon John Floberg , Diocese of North Dakota; Lelanda Lee, Executive Council member of the Diocese of Colorado; the Rv. Sam Desordi Leite, Diocese of California; the Rev. Bayani Rico, Diocese of Northern California; the Rev. Alejandra Trillos, Diocese of Long Island; the Rev. Canon Dr. Howard Williams, Diocese of Long Island.