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Why Serve 2014 registration deadline extended

May 7, 2014
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The registration deadline has been extended for the popular Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2014: A Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color.

Sponsored by Diversity and Ethnic Ministries of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), Why Serve 2014 will be held Thursday, June 5 to Sunday, June 8, hosted by in Berkeley, CA.

Registration deadline is now May 15.

The theme of Why Serve 2014 is Discernment Pilgrimage: My Story, Our Story and God’s Story.

Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asian, Black, Indigenous and Latino communities of the Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church (ELCA), and other churches in communion with the Episcopal Church, including the Moravian Church, the Old Catholic Churches, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, the Mar Thoma Church and the Churches of South India (CSI) and North India (CNI).

The conference is sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific; the DFMS Asiamerica Ministries, Black Ministries, Indigenous ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, and Young Adult Ministries; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Cost is $70 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees and materials.  Travel is not included.

Why Serve Conference info and registration

For more information please contact Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or

For those from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), contact the Rev. Albert Starr at