Mark your Calendars! The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania 2017 Clergy Conference Monday, November 27th to Wednesday, November 29th The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey
Recovering our First Love When the risen Christ addresses the busy, active, and long-suffering church at Ephesus in the Book of Revelation, he tells them, "you have lost the love you had at first." To what extent have we, like the church at Ephesus, also lost our first love? How might we, in the midst of our ministries, with all of their complexities and demands, remain disciples rather than become functionaries? Together we will explore how we, day-to-day, can remain deeply rooted in communion with the One whose ministry we have been called to share.
Since his retirement as the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Right Reverend Frank T. Griswold has been teaching, preaching, writing, lecturing, and leading retreats, both nationally and internationally. He has served as a visiting professor at seminaries and universities in South Korea, Cuba and Japan, as well as at the Episcopal Divinity School, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Seabury-Western. As a contemplative who has reflected deeply on the nature of ordained ministry, Bishop Griswold has a unique perspective on its joys and challenges. We hope you will join him as he endeavors to provide a renewed sense of our shared vocation.
This year, the Conference will begin with dinner on the evening of Monday, November 27th and conclude on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 29th. The fee for this year's conference is $185, which includes gratuity for the hotel staff. Scholarships will be available upon request. Lodging is free for spouses and partners, and an optional meal plan will be available for them. Childcare is available. Please let us know if you are interested in programming for children.