An open invitation to all parish leaders and all who are open to seeking where God may be calling them to serve.
I want to thank all who are presently in leadership positions in our parish and community for all that they do. In response to your dedication and commitment, I would like to offer you an opportunity to join me in a program called Revive, developed by Forward Movement and our own the Reverend Canon Dawn Davis. Revive is offered as a gift that will give you the opportunity to re-energize with some new ideas and lots of laughter, and to learn about yourself and the God we serve. I am happy to also open this opportunity to any who may be open to exploring how God is calling them to join God in God’s mission in the world.
Please read on and consider this program as our parish’s way of encouraging you. We will begin with a retreat Friday, October 18, 6:30 to 9PM and Saturday, October 19, 9AM to 3:30PM. The program will then run for ten months, with two groups, one on Monday evenings, the other on Saturday mornings. Further details about the meeting dates and times are below. You may choose either group, but please stay with that group throughout the program.
If you wish to speak with me about the program, I would be delighted to provide you with more information. You may also wish to visit the program website at www.forwardmovement.org/revive.
By participating in this program, you will:
- Learn a lot about yourself and your relationship with God;
- Explore your faith journey;
- Enjoy community with your peers;
- Access the resources of your clergy;
- Develop your confidence as a spiritual leader.
I will be offering two groups in order to maximize the opportunity for all. Registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and if there is adequate interest in both groups. Please let me know of your interest as soon as you are able by following the link at the bottom of this page. The dates and times for the two groups are listed below.
May God richly bless our ministry together.
The Venerable Dr. David J. Anderson
Two-day Retreats (both groups together)
Opening Retreat: Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 to 9PM and Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9AM to 3:30PM
Closing Retreat: Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:30 to 9PM and Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9AM to 3:30PM
Monday Group: 7:30 to 9PM
- Module One, "Communicating with God": Mondays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25
- Module Two, "Engaging in Scripture": Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17
- Module Three, "Called for Ministry": Mondays, April 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1
Saturday Group: 8 to 9:30AM
- Module One, "Communicating with God": Saturdays, October 26, November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14
- Module Two, "Engaging in Scripture": Saturdays, January 18, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
- Module Three, "Called for Ministry": Saturdays, April 18, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
Please note that I am aware that many participate in other groups or ministries that may meet at these times. I apologize if these dates conflict with other commitments you may have and that is one reason that I am offering alternatives. If you have a regular group that meets on a Saturday, for example, please ask your group to consider either registering for Revive together or having your group go on hiatus during the Revive modules. Another possibility is to consider attending Revive on Monday evenings instead.
The above dates are based on our best planning but subject to change if urgent need arises.
To register for the Monday Group, please follow this link.
To register for the Saturday Group, please follow this link.