Tuesday September 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT
Thursday September 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM EDT
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St. Theresa's Retreat Center
5277 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
The Rev. Aaron Gerlach, President
The Rev. Terri J. Thornton, Vice President
The Rev. Debra Q. Bennett, Secretary
To contact the alumni, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 441-1333.
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Eph 2:19-22
Embracing the Other
An Interactive Conference & Retreat
Tuesday, September 25:
Tuesday evening will be a time to gather and celebrate the Bexley community. President Roger Ferlo and Dean Tom Ferguson will join us. The evening will conclude with a meditative Eucharist.
Wednesday, September 26:
Wednesday will be an interactive retreat that includes worship, free time and sessions about "The Other Among Us," Embracing the "Other," Raising Up the "Other." The day will conclude with a presentation from the Rev. Roger Ferlo, president of Bexley Hall and Seabury Western Theological Seminary, and an alumni meal with students and faculty.
|"Faith in God, Hope for Tomorrow and the Radical Love of Christ" is the motto of facilitator The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer who has been the Rector of the Church of St. Jude (Episcopal), Wantagh, NY, since July 2004. During his tenure, St. Jude’s attendance has nearly tripled and Sunday School enrollment has quadrupled. Fr. Christopher assists Diocesan Vestries through leading retreats on evangelism, church growth and mission development. He has a passion for spreading the Gospel in new and innovative ways to reach those who might have been blinded to it. Because of its growth in membership, programs and outreach, St. Jude’s was featured in an Episcopal Church documentary project, “Transforming Churches, Changing the World.” The video may be viewed at http://vimeo.com/23177542.|
Currently, he is the president of the Wantagh Clergy Council, active in Diocesan affairs serving as Secretary of Convention, Dean of the South Nassau Deanery, SHE-CAP and anti-racism instructor. Fr. Christopher also was Associate Missioner with the Episcopal West Side Shared Ministry in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served on the Board of Trustees for the Episcopal Community Services Foundation and Community Corners.Register for the Bexley Retreat
Our Exploration Continues with
Theologian & Author Dr. James H. Cone
“Every time a white mob lynched a black person, they lynched Jesus. The lynching tree is the cross in America. When American Christians realize that they can meet Jesus only in the crucified bodies in our midst, they will encounter the real scandal of the cross.”The Cross and the Lynching Tree, p. 158
|This year's Trinity Day's lecturer is Professor James H. Cone, known as the founder of black liberation theology, champion of the poor and speaker of painful truths. He is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is best known for his ground-breaking works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970). His latest book is The Cross and the Lynching Tree (2011).|
Thursday, September 27:
Dr. James H. Cone will offer two presentations on September 27: “A Reflection on the Writing of The Cross and the Lynching Tree” and “‘Let Justice Roll’: A Reflection on the Life and Ministry of Martin Luther King Jr.” Events on Thursday will begin with worship at 10 a.m.
Register for the James Cone Lectures in one of the following ways
by calling Trinity @ (614) 235-4136 or online at http://www.tlsohio.edu.