This clergy gathering will be in the “Gathering of Leaders” format where we share leadership in presenting and facilitating conversations on the seven topics/chapters of Gordon W. Lathrop's book, The Pastor: a spirituality. All parochial clergy should already have a copy of the book. If you don't have a copy, there is one remaining in the Diocesan office (let Missioner Michelle know right away), or you may purchase one directly from Amazon.com.
If you would like to present/facilitate a specific chapter, please let Missioner Michelle know right away. (First requested = first assigned.) Tentatively, each chapter is scheduled for an hour. The leader may choose how to kick off the topic (i.e., presentation, activity, real life examples, video) and will then facilitate conversation on how the topic already lives in our personal lives and faith communities, as well as how it might live there more fully.
Per your request, a second Eucharist has been added to our gathering. The Eucharists are scheduled for midday on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We are looking for a Presider for Tuesday and a Preacher for Wednesday. Please let Missioner Michelle know if you would be willing to do either.
Lastly, click the following link for a draft agenda. Our time together as clergy colleagues is so limited, and so valuable, we hope that you will do your best to commit to being present for the entirety of the two days. Each of us contribute to the conversations and the community in our own unique ways. We'd love to have all of your voices present.