Discernment Workshop August 2015

Discernment Workshop August 2015

by the Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacons, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

We are pleased to be offering Discernment Workshops beginning on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis' Episcopal Church in Fair Oaks. The emphasis of this first workshop is the "call" to this ministry in the Church. The Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacons, will be the workshop leaders. This will be the first of six monthly meetings.

What: Discernment Workshop
When: Saturday, August 22nd; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: St. Francis' Episcopal Church
11430 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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In the process of discernment, we will learn to pay attention to the direction of the Holy Spirit. In fact, these workshops are not only for those thinking about a call to ordained ministry, but for all people who desire clarity about God's call in their daily lives.

Primarily looking at a potential call to the diaconate, it will be a time to look at what a deacon is (rather than just what a deacon does), to talk about the ordination process and to look at the qualities that make a good deacon. The morning will be a time for theological reflection and discussion. The afternoon hour will include visiting deacons telling of their call, formation and ministry.

The Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacons of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, will be the workshop leaders. Participants will take turns leading worship and bringing snacks. Please bring your own lunch. Depending upon the primary locations of the participant group, future meetings could be moved to a more central location.

For questions and to sign-up for this event, please contact either of the Archdeacons via email: the Ven. Cookie Clark at cookie.clark@sbcglobal.net or the Ven. Gary Brown at garybrown6@yahoo.com.

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