Weekly Diocesan Update
June 2, 2020
Bishop David McClay Delivers Pentecost Message

We were blessed to have the Rt. Rev. David McClay, Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Dramore, as our guest preacher for last Sunday's Pentecost Service. In case you missed it, you may still watch the service and hear the great message given by Bishop McClay. To watch any of our previously recorded services please visit our YouTube Channel.
Beaver Cross News

Summer Programming 2020
Continue to Build Community in Christ this summer by joining Beaver Cross and its partners with a variety of content suited for children of all ages. Head to our website:  https://www.beavercrossministries.org/summer-programming.html  for more information. We’ll be offering live programs and events each day beginning July 6 th !
This week’s spotlight: Camp In A Box
Everyone loves mail and who doesn't love mail from Beaver Cross?! Sign up now to receive a camp-in-a-box directly to your door. Two boxes are available: 5-12 years old and 13 years plus.
Each box contains:
3 x teaching sessions
3 x activities to do around your home
3 x craft sessions with supplies
1 x piece of Beaver Cross swag
Dinner table conversation starters
Friendship bracelet string to send to a friend

Upcoming Events
Dean's Forum on Zoom
7:00 PM * 8:00 PM

Join The Very Reverend Dr. Leander S. Harding for his Dean’s Forum series in which he will discuss In the year of our Lord 1943 by Dr. Alan Jacobs, a distinguished professor of humanities at Baylor University and an Oxford University press author. You do not need a computer to join the meeting—you can just call in by telephone. Brynna Carpenter-Nardone of Cathedral Arts will facilitate the group. Please fill out the form below so she can send you the Zoom link or telephone number. You only have to fill the form out once no matter how many times you attend this series. Email Brynna at arts@cathedralofallsaints.org or call (518) 465-1342 x 4 and leave a message with questions.

“Drawing for All, Artist's Talk.”
Introductory online drawing class with Brynna Carpenter-Nardone. June 6, 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Free. Pre-registration is required. Join Brynna Carpenter-Nardone, Director of the Cathedral Arts mission, for this free introductory drawing class on Zoom that approaches art through understanding the make-up of the eye and the artist’s position in space.This class is demonstration and lecture—all levels are experience are welcome. Students will leave the class with instructions for simple drawing exercises to be done with pen and paper at home, or just contemplated.   Register here

“How to Read Poetry With Evan Craig Reardon” Learn how to listen to and read poetry. June 13, 9:30 AM - 12 PM. $10. Pre-registration is required. 
Join our poetry consultant, Evan Craig Reardon, as he leads us in learning the basics of reading poetry. We will learn about rhyme, meter, form, and imagery and how these elements combine to create meaning in a poem. This course requires no prior experience with poetry, and is meant to foster an awareness of and appreciation for poetry. Accordingly, we will explore poems that give a sense of the great range present in lyric poetry, reading a poem from a Romantic era poet, and a poem from a High Modernist poet. The class is $10. Pre-register here

“Writing Your Recovery w/ Diane Cameron” Join award-winning author and columnist Diane Cameron. Sunday, June 21, 2 - 3pm. Free. Pre-registration is required. 
Living is full of challenges, especially now, and especially for those in recovery. In this class, “recovery” can mean whatever you want it to. Author, creative coach, and advocate Diane Cameron is generously offering this workshop for free. She will show us how writing can help us live well and give us something to take away from the recovery process.

For tickets, registration, and more information, those interested can visit https://www.cathedralofallsaints.org/special-events or email arts@cathedralofallsaints.org .

Upcoming Events
View more at w ww.ctkcenter.org
Spiritual Formation Seminar
June 6, 2020 2:30-6:00 PM
The third in a four-part seminar series with
Dr. Brian Fast, Clinical Director, CCA Hope
This webinar is FREE, but please register

Christ the King Center welcomes back  Dr. Brian Fast  for a reprise of his popular Spiritual Formation Series. This third in a series of four, entitled Learning to Trust Emptiness, Thirst and Unmet Longing covers the following:
  • Another way to understand spiritual formation is as the discipline of detaching ourselves from everything but God as a source of soul satisfaction in order to attach ourselves in more settled fashion to Him alone. We will look to Scripture and authors such as Ignatius Loyola and C.S. Lewis for help turning from idolatry toward worship.
  • The above has special implications for spiritual leaders who are often vulnerable to putting more energy into loving the church or their ministry than they do their spouses or closest family and friends. But this can change. The ultimate success of our ministry will be in direct proportion to the intimacy (health) of our closest relationships (intentional repeat), including the one with God the Father.
  • As we let go of our idols and addictions, we learn to trust the painful experiences of longing, emptiness and ache in our souls as indications something good is happening inside and not that something is wrong (Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, St. John of the Cross). Attention will be given to personal application.
Need Prayer?
The Healing Ministry Prayer Team is available to pray for you. Simply leave a message at 518-692-9550 ext. 214 or email  healing@ctkcenter.org .

Need in-depth, personal prayer? A prayer team can pray with you virtually. Call 518-692-9550 ext. 201 to set up an appointment.