Liturgical and Spiritual Workshops

Liturgical and Spiritual Workshops

The Liturgy & Music Commission and the Commission on Ministry – Committee for Baptismal Ministry (COM-B) are proud to present a day of workshops focused on formation and ministry.

Spiritual and Liturgical Workshops
September 21
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville

After a time of gathering and opening worship, attendees will have the option to choose up to four of the following workshops to attend:

  • Acolyte training
  • Anglican Prayer Beads
  • Book of Common Prayer 101
  • Centering Prayer
  • Christian Yoga
  • Eucharistic Minister training (EM)
  • Eucharistic Visitor  training (EV) (takes up three workshop slots)
  • Labyrinth walk
  • Lector training
  • Ministry Gifts and Skills
  • Morning Prayer
  • Plainsong
  • Prayer Shawls
  • Praying the Daily Office
  • Praying with Icons
  • Taking Ministry to the Streets

Lunch will be provided and the registration fee is $10. Please complete the form below to register.

Diverse Church Training

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

Saturday, June 9 – St. Paul’s, Salem
Register for this training.

Online registration is now available for our Diverse Church 1 course by clicking here. Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM.  Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.

Spanish-language and bilingual trainings will also be scheduled!

The Rev. Patricia Steagall
Diocese of Oregon Facilitator for Diverse Church

Diverse Church Training

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

Saturday, May 19 – St. Luke’s, Grants Pass
Register for this training.

Online registration is now available for our Diverse Church 1 course by clicking here. Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM.  Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.

Spanish-language and bilingual trainings will also be scheduled!

The Rev. Patricia Steagall
Diocese of Oregon Facilitator for Diverse Church

Creating a Culture of Peace: Active Nonviolence Workshop in Jesus’ Third Way

Saturday, May 5
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Morrison Room, Trinity Cathedral, Portland

In these divisive times, it can be difficult to live out our Baptismal promises:  “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” “Striving for justice and peace among all people,” and “respecting the dignity of every human being.”  Yet, Jesus already has shown us nonviolent ways of living in community.

This introductory workshop introduces nonviolent practices through interactive group exercises, stories, reflection and discussion. It provides strategies to engage others respectfully and constructively, even in sticky social situations. Group leaders, teens, and anyone dealing with conflict or controversy in the family, school, work, or organizations, will feel more creative and empowered to respond.  Come to learn with Janet Chisholm, a longtime nonviolence trainer and Episcopalian.

Recommended Reading:  Jesus and Nonviolence, A Third Way by Walter Wink ($7 paperback)

Trainer: Janet Chisholm, from Creating a Culture of Peace, or CCP. She has trained in dioceses, seminaries and congregations, colleges and high schools, as well for other community and national groups, and is national CCP’s founder and lead trainer. Janet is past chair of the national Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the former Interim Executive Director and Training Coordinator for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a national interfaith justice and peace organization.

This workshop is made possible through a grant provided by the Peace & Justice Network of Province VIII.  Registration is $20, though no one will be turned away.

Click here to register.

 

Diverse Church

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

Clergy in any form of church ministry
Diocesan Council
Standing Committee
Board of Trustees
Diocesan Staff
Leaders of key committees and commissions
Convocations deans and presidents
Deputies to General Convention

Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM.  Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.

Register for this training.

EcoFaith Recovery Mini Institute

Saturday, February 10th from 9:00am – 5:00pm

At last! Something to say “YES” to!

 

This mini Institute will be an inspiring introduction to…

  • working with ecumenical partners to fight climate change AND amplify social justice
  • engaging EcoFaith Recovery’s city-wide, faith-based strategy for passing the Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative
  • developing leadership and collective power through coaching in EcoFaith’s powerful Practices for Awakening Leadership

We will meet at Augustana Lutheran Church (2710 NE 14th Ave Portland, OR 97212) on Saturday, February 10th (9am-5pm).

 

Cost: Recommended donation $30 – $60 (lunch is included)

(Financial assistance provided upon request)

 

Learn more and register at:

www.ecofaithrecovery.org/one-day-mini-institute-feb-10

Questions? Contact us at Office@EcoFaithRecovery.org

Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop

Pastors want to provide ongoing care to everyone who needs it — and a team of lay caregivers can make that a reality. Equipping laypeople to minister to hurting people is a highly effective and biblical way to ensure that those in need of Christ-centered care receive it.

Christ at work in and through gifted, trained lay caregivers; that’s the Stephen Ministry vision!

STEPHEN MINISTRY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

This half-day event will show how to realize that vision. You and your team will gain hands-on ministry skills through a sample of Stephen Minister training, deepen your vision for care and outreach, and learn how to bring the life-changing benefits of Stephen Ministry to your congregation.

Session 1: Ministering to those experiencing grief
Session 2: An introduction to Stephen Ministry
Session 3: How to care in a distinctively Christian way

Who should attend:
Pastors and church staff
Lay leaders and decision makers
Caregivers and caregiving teams

Workshop cost:

$15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from your congregation or organization.

Take advantage of the group rate and bring a whole team. They’ll learn how to cast a vision and built support for beginning Stephen Ministry.

Register at www.stephenministry.org/workshop or by calling 314-428-2600.

Creating a Culture of Peace: A Non-Violence Workshop

An introductory workshop exploring nonviolent practices through interactive group exercises, stories, reflection, and discussion. We will discuss strategies to engage others respectfully and constructively, even in sticky social situations, empowering group leaders, teens, and anyone dealing with conflict or controversy in a variety of social and professional situations to respond more creatively and confidently.

Led by Janet Chisholm, a longtime nonviolence trainer and Episcopalian activist. Jesus and Nonviolence, A Third Way, written by Walter Wink, is recommended reading for this workshop.

Saturday, May 5

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Morrison Room

www.trinity-episcopal.org/events to register

Suggested Donation: $20 per person (no one will be turned away).

Sponsored by Province VII Peace and Justice Network.

For more information:
Canon Matthew Lawrence
matthew@trinity-episcopal.org