CCS and St. John’s College are co-sponsoring a day-long workshop based on Becoming the Story we Tell: Renewing our engagement with Christ crucified and risen, an Anglican resource developed by the Primate’s Task Force, on Saturday, November 19th, from 9am to 4pm. The day will be facilitated by the Rev. Canon John W.B. Hill of the diocese of Toronto and the Rev. Gregor Sneddon of the diocese of Ottawa, and will include worship, experience and reflection, teaching (scripture, background, context) and one-on-one spiritual conversations.
Facilitator John Hill says:
Hospitality is an essential part of our witness as faith communities. We long for others to be drawn into God’s love in Christ and share with us in God’s mission. When this happens, it is usually because we embody the good news of the kingdom that Jesus proclaimed.
Passionate spirituality is the essential characteristic of this persuasive embodiment of the good news. But what does it mean to embody the passion of Jesus?
It was Jesus’ passion to do God’s will that led to his greater ‘Passion’ — his suffering and death, his life given up for the life of the world. By raising him from the dead, God has revealed this passion to be the pathway to the world’s redemption. It is a passion which endures in the life of his disciples.
‘Becoming the Story we Tell’ is a process for re-entering the deep drama of the gospel, restoring the connection between our baptism and our annual immersion in the story of Passover of the Lord.
The resources for this process were developed to foster reflection on story and sacrament. They are designed to strengthen us in communal discernment and spiritual conversation. They focus on renewing our baptismal identity and calling.
As we ‘become the story we tell’, we will find the courage to live passionately as disciples of Christ, inviting others to learn the way of Christ with us. And hospitality will become second nature to us.
This workshop will be held at the Common Room, St. John’s College, 92 Dysart Rd, Winnipeg, and will be of interest to parish clergy, deacons, EFM participants, lay readers, or baptized Christians interested in liturgy and learning.
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Cost: $25 (to cover lunch and snacks). To register, contact Amy Craddock (204)474-8531 or Amy.Craddock@umanitoba.ca