How far would you drive to hear Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry, probably the most electrifying preacher in the Episcopal Church today? The Diocese of Eastern Oregon is pleased to announce that Bishop Curry will lead their annual Adult Education weekend, July 30-August 2 and we are cordially invited to join them. If you can’t come for the whole weekend, plan to come on Sunday for what they are describing as the Great Camp Meeting. It will be an old-fashioned tent revival featuring fabulous preaching, amazing music, an altar call, the opportunity to renew our Baptismal vows, healing prayers and lunch.
All of this will be happening at Ascension School, the Diocese of Eastern Oregon’s camp and conference center in the little town of Cove. Cove is located a few miles east of LaGrande about a four-hour drive from Portland.
If you are coming just for the revival on Sunday, the cost will be $3 per person if you register in advance or $10 at the door. It you are able to come for the entire weekend, registration information is available at Register here.
P.S. The Diocese of Eastern Oregon would like to borrow as many Lift Every Voice & Sing 2 songbooks as possible. If your congregation has some to loan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know how many you will be bringing.
“We need some Christians who are as crazy as the Lord. Crazy enough to love like Jesus, to give like Jesus, to forgive like Jesus, to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God— like Jesus. Crazy enough to dare to change the world from the nightmare it often is into something close to the dream that God dreams for it. And for those who would follow him, those who would be his disciples, those who would live as and be the people of the Way? It might come as a shock, but they are called to craziness.”
—from Bishop Curry’s “Crazy Christians” sermon at the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abJMKeyCWoQ
If you want more before he comes, check out his book, Crazy Christians A Call to Follow Jesus. published by Morehouse Publishing. It’s available on Amazon, be sure to use the Diocese of Eastern Oregon’s Smile account if you buy it there: ttp://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0457732