You are invited to The Big Event 2020 at First Covenant
The Presbytery of Lake Erie invites you to explore and to consider how the church can reframe her ministry in light of the change in society’s perspective on religion. This Big Event 2020 will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 West 7th Street, Erie 16501.
This Big Event brings together speakers from several denominations and ministries for a day filled with learning and worship. You will leave feeling encouraged, refreshed, and more prepared for joyful service to our Lord. The cost is only $15. We encourage congregations to bring a team of members to cover all the workshops of interest.
A panel of four community and church leaders will kick off our day of exploration. Our guests include:
• Marcus Atkinson, Director of ServErie
• Josh Botts, Family and Youth Director, of the Second Presbyterian Church of Oil City
• Sr. Anne McCarthy, OSB, works toward new forms of ministry through Benetvision and Monasteries of the Heart
• The Honorable Joseph Schember, Mayor of the City of Erie
Keynote Speaker:We will welcome L. Roger Owens, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to speak on the subject: “Leadership in the Dark Night of the Church.” An ordained Elder in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Roger is the author of a number of books in spirituality. Among the courses he teaches at PTS are “Spiritual Formation,” “Parish Leadership and the Practice of Ministry,” and “Practicing Communal Discernment.” The keynote address begins at 10:30 a.m. on March 28, 2020.
The cost is $15, payable online, in advance by mail, or at the door and includes the noon meal.
Please register online at https://pbylakeerie.org/the-big-event-2020-registration/
or click the link below for the registration form:
PLE Big Event 2020 then mail this form and include payment by March 10, 2020 to:
Presbytery of Lake Erie
2816 Elmwood Avenue
Erie, PA 16508