Why Serve 2012: Episcopalian young adults explore lay and ordained ministry opportunities at June retreat

Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2012: Discerning God’s Call.

Why Serve 2012 will be held Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10 hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.

The conference is geared for young adults of color, ages 18-30, from throughout the Episcopal Church.  It is sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Episcopal Church Center offices of Asian American Ministries, Black Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Native American Ministries, and Young Adult Ministries.

According to Jason Sierra, Episcopal Church Young Adult Ministries Officer, “Whether you are feeling called to be a priest, a vestry member, a nurse, a father, or a cook; whether you’re in school, working, or just in-between; whether you’re a regular church-goer, a used-to goer, or a seeker, we hope you’ll join us for this transformative experience.”

Among the topics to be explored are The New Community, Identity, and Advocacy.

Cost is $65 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees; fee does not include travel.

Registration deadline is May 15.


Why Serve Conference info and registration: https://www.formstack.com/forms/DFMS-why_serve


For more info contact: Angie Cabanban, acabanban@episcopalchurch.org, 212-716-6186.


The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations.  The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.


Episcopal Church Asian American Ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/asian 

Episcopal Church Black Ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/black

Episcopal Church Latino/Hispanic Ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/hispanic

Episcopal Church Native American ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/native_american

Young Adult Ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/youngadults


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