Apr 20 16

R.E. Seminary May & June Events

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Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Blue Bell, PA has two major receptions coming up this next month:

The Friends of RE Seminary is sponsoring the 2016 FoRES Banquet on Saturday, May 21st.  DrAlanCrippenIt will begin at 12:30pm in the Birkdale Room at Blue Bell Country Club.   The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Alan Crippen, the founder and president of the John Jay Institute.  Students, faculty and alumni of RES will also speak on “what RES means to them”.  The cost is $50 per person, which includes the lunch buffet and a one year membership in FoRES.  RSVP is requested by May 15th.  A full-page flyer is available for download HERE.

 

The 126th Commencement of R.E. Seminary will begin at 10am on Saturday,CanJLumanog June 11th at St. Paul’s R.E. Church in Oreland, PA.  The Commencement speaker will be The Ven. Canon Dr. Jon I. Lumanog, Canon and Chief Operations Officer of the ACNA.  A reception hosted by FoRES will follow the ceremony.  All are invited.

May 9 16

NE&MA Dioesan Council 2016

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Diocesan Council 2016 is being planned for Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MDTurfValley3, where it was in 2014 and 2011.  Detailed planning will take place during the summer, and the daily schedule and online registration will be available at the beginning of September.  Reports will be posted online during October.

Projected room rates are $125 per night, plus taxes.  Instructions for reserving online or by phone, including our group code, will be posted by the end of August.  Special note that room reservations within our discounted rate block will need to be made by October 3rd.

Also note that advance planning has begun for R.E. General Council June 14-16, 2017 at Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas, TX.  More details will be communicated later in the fall.  Parishes that have their congregational meetings this fall or winter need to make sure they appoint General Council representatives for 2017.

May 5 16

Anglican Way Institute Summer Conference July 6-10

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The Anglican Way Institute announces it’s 2016 Summer Conference,

The Church and the State:

The Christian’s Responsibility in the Public Square

Dates: July 6-10, 2016

Location:  Church of the Holy Communion, Dallas TX

AWINazirAliKeynote Speaker:  Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the 106th Bishop of Rochester for 15 years until September 2009.  Originally from Asia, he was the first non-white Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England. Before that, he was the General Secretary of the Church Mission Society from 1989 to 1994 and prior to holding this position was Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan.  He holds both British and Pakistani citizenship and from 1999 was a member of the House of Lords where he was active in a number of areas of national and international concern.  He has both a Christian and a Muslim family background and is now President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD).

Cost:  $150pp

Online registration is HERE.

Schedule and workshops are still being finalized.

May 5 16

English Camp in Germany 2016

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What do you get when you combine Christian young people from English-speaking countries with German youth who want to learn English? English Camp! The theme for 2016 is “Camp of Discovery,” and the dates are July 16-23, 2016.

We invite you to join this year’s English Camp for kids, teenagers and young adults between 9 and 21 years of age. A well-balanced program of recreational activities is awaiting you: games, music, sports, hiking, canoeing and so much more! It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded young people and to grow in your faith through devotions, prayer and Bible study groups. The camp language is English and all of the sessions are led by experienced team leaders from the US and the UK. Hope to see you there!

 

Englich Camp Flyer 2016

English Camp website:  HERE  (in German, your browser may offer to translate)

Facebook page for English Camp:  HERE

English Camp 2015 video on Vimeo:  HERE  (in German)

Facebook photo album:  HERE

Knull Camp website:  HERE  (in German)

RE Church in Germany (REKD.de):  HERE  (in German)

Bishop Meyer’s Youtube Channel:  HERE

 

May 5 16

Summer Camp 2016

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Summer Camp returns to Rock Mountain Bible Camp for 2016!

Dates: July 24-30

Cost: $290/pp, discounts before 5/31 and for additional family members

Details & Registration: HERE

 

Facebook Summer Camp video HERE…

 

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Apr 26 16

GAFCON Communique April 2016

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The Primates of the Global Anglican Future Conference, including Archbiship Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), met in Nairobi, Kenya, last week.  GAFCON was formed to oppose the liberalizing drift away from traditional understanding of Scripture, doctrine and practice in the Anglican Communion, most notably in the American Episcopal Church.  The Reformed Episcopal Church, which broke away from the Episcopal Church back in 1881, was a founding jurisdiction of the ACNA.

Here are some excerpts from the GAFCON Communique:

“GAFCON works to guard and proclaim the unchanging, transforming Gospel through biblically faithful preaching, teaching, and programs which free our churches to make disciples by clear and certain witness to Jesus Christ in all the world.

This week we made progress on a wide variety of initiatives to build up the body of Christ. We planned for GAFCON 2018, approved a program that will facilitate bishops’ training, received good news from our provinces and branches, added staff to further the ministry, and made a transition in Primatial leadership. We have also paid careful attention to the facts that have arisen from the Anglican Consultative Council’s meeting in Lusaka.”

The full text of the Communique is available HERE.

Apr 19 16

National Day of Prayer May 5

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From the REC Rules of Order for Diocesan and General Councils:

1. The business of every meeting shall be introduced with prayer.
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16. A call to prayer shall always be in order…

 

The 2016 National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5th.

What is happening in your area?

Find out HERE…

 

Apr 13 16

CoYPW SEFY II at RES May 6-7

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What does all that mean?

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The Committee on Young People’s Work (CoYPW)

is sponsoring the Spiritual Education For Youth II (SEFY II)

at Reformed Episcopal Seminary (RES)

on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7 2016.

Subject: Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way

Ages: 14-28

Cost: $20

Contact: Billy Jenkins

Flyer:  HERE

 

 

Apr 12 16

Upcoming Events at St. Mark’s RE Church, Rydal PA

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St. Mark’s R.E. Church in will celebrate a Passover Seder on April 23rd at 5:30pm:

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On Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, St. Mark’s will host a seminar on “Why Music Matters”:

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St. Mark’s R.E. Church
1162 Beverly Road
Rydal, PA

Apr 5 16

R.E. Seminary April Events

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Monday, April 4, 12 Noon:  Community Convocation presentation by Rev. Dr. Dale Crouthamel on Expectations and Frustrations of Enlightenment Philosophy.

Tuesday, April 12, 11AM:  Lunch, Morning Prayer, and presentation by Dean Timothy Chong (Dean for Indonesia within Diocese of Singapore) and Rev. Matthew Colvin, R.E. worker with SAMS, on outreach to Indonesia.

Monday, April 18, 12 Noon:  Community Convocation presentation by RES Dean Jonathan Riches on the history of the dialogues between the Anglican and Lutheran churches in the US.

Thursday, April 21, 11:15AM:  Holy Communion service and luncheon presentation by Rt. Rev. Jack Iker, Bishop of Diocese of Fort Worth.

Sunday, April 24:  Seminary Sunday, bulletin insert materials will be emailed to all parishes and available from the Seminary Office.