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The Gathering is coming February 16th thru 17th. Russ Parker is joining us again this year to help us facilite and reach our goals. Russ is an international speaker, author and priest of the church from England.
The theme for the Gathering weekend is “A Season For Healing” for Christ Church and each of us. Christ Church is on the cusp of taking off and flourishing. But in order for Christ Church to thrive, we need to address our difficult past by taking responsibility for our part in our broken relationships. We have invited some past clergy and staff of Christ Church to join us in this season of healing. These are folks who we know have been injured by the past actions of Christ Church. Our hope is to enter into a spiritual process of healing of these past wounds both coperately as a church and individually in our personal lives. The healing of our past is imperative to moving forward into God’s desire for His Church. Russ will lead us through this hard work as an act of worship to the glory of God. Please join us for this important and necessary community work.
The schedule for the weekend goes as follows:
Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Parish Wide Sessions (childcare available)
8:30 am Doors Open - Continental Breakfast Available in Barnes Hall
8:45 am Worship - Sanctuary
9:00 am Session 1 - Sanctuary
Teaching and some group work on the core dynamics of reconciliation.
9:20 am Small Groups - West Room and Barnes Hall
10 am Break
10:30 am Session 2 - Sanctuary
Teaching and some group work on the healing of crucial relationships.
With other groups i.e. representational reconciliation
10:50 am Small Groups - West Room and Barnes Hall
11:30 am Time of Ministry - Sanctuary
12:00 pm Lunch - Barnes Hall
1:00 pm Session 3 - Sanctuary
This is a continuation of Session 2
1:20 pm Small Groups - West Room and Barnes Hall
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm Session 4 - Sanctuary
Working on A Particular Reconciliation: The Christ Church Story and its legacies
Identifying the various issues and their outcomes
Taking collective ownership in acts of apology and forgiveness
3:30 pm Time of Ministry - Sanctuary
4:00 pm Dismissal
Sunday, February 17, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. The Gathering (childcare and children’s ministry available)
Sunday morning will take the form of a single, united service of all the members of the church and our invited past clergy and staff. The focus will be on healing through a spiritual exercise of letting go of those things which have held us captive to the past, and the taking up of those spiritual gifts which will equip us for the journey which lies ahead. We will also engage in a spiritual exercise of confession, absolution and blessing which will bind us together in unity and set us free as individuals and as a community.
Please mark your calendars for February 16th and 17th and register here so we will know you are coming. Please start praying for the Gathering and let us all show up expecting God to do a great work for His glory.