In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
The Interprovincial Moravian Ministers Retreat will be held May 28-31, 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. All active and retired Moravian clergy are invited to attend, as well as lay and clergy members of the Provincial Elders’ Conferences and District Boards.
We are delighted to announce that the Rev. Dr. Will Willimon will be our retreat speaker. Dr. Willimon is no stranger to Moravian audiences, and received an honorary doctorate from Moravian Theological Seminary in 2009. Known as one of our time’s most effective preachers, he feels his deepest calling is to be a “truth-teller of Jesus Christ.” He has served since 2004 as Presiding Bishop of the Birmingham Area of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before that he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, where he will return as professor this fall.
Our retreat will begin with supper on Tuesday, May 28, and conclude with breakfast on Friday, May 31. Please save these dates and begin making your plans to attend!
Registration information and forms will be available in early fall. As has been the case for previous interprovincial retreats, we will establish a travel pool to help especially those from farthest away to offset their travel costs. (Download the registration form here.)
Eastern Mennonite University is asking for a preliminary estimate of the number of attendees by mid-fall, so we will be asking you to let us know if you are planning to attend. (This will not be a formal commitment, just a declaration of intent and hope!)
We look forward to worshiping and resting with you in the lovely Shenandoah Valley next May!
Your sister in Christ,
The Rev. Dr. Nola Knouse
On behalf of the Interprovincial Moravian Ministers Retreat Planning Committee: Rebecca Craver, Chris Giesler, Keith Harke, Tony Hayworth and Russ Williams