And Still I Rise: Women's Work in Scripture, Song, and Church

Thursday, July 18, 2013 to Saturday, July 20, 2013

(Friday dinner – Sunday lunch)

The voice and leadership of women of faith has too often been obscured or marginalized in the Church due to social and cultural prohibitions. This workshop will re-examine the voice and ministry of powerful women in scripture to find models for leadership in our contemporary context.  Through the use of song, icon, poetry, discussion, small groups and guided meditations, we will look to our own unique gifts to strengthen our voices and discern God's call to be leaders in the Church of the 21st century.

The Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris was consecrated in 2003 as a suffragan bishop of Massachusetts. She has served on the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of CREDO, and the Steering Committee of Bishops Working for a Just World. She currently serves on both the House of Bishops’ Theology Committee and Pastoral Development Committee. In the Diocese of Massachusetts she is vice president of both The Episcopal City Mission and the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Prior to her consecration, she served as rector of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Church in Rochester, N.Y., where she was also an adjunct professor at Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

Program fee $120 Room & board $200 Total cost $320

Program check-in 4:00 – 6:00 pm Friday