The first gathering of The Episcopal Majority, “Remaining Faithful,” to be held at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, in Washington, DC, November 3 and 4, has topped 100 registrants. The Rev. David Fly announced today that a “wonderful cross-section” of our church will be represented. “So far, 42 dioceses are represented among attendees, with a good mix of laity, clergy and bishops,” said Fly. Some journalists and popular Episcopalian bloggers will also be present at the gathering which begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd...Who will be there?
Bishop Jon Bruno of Los Angeles will be the keynote speaker.
David Booth Beers, Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop, will lead the "Legal Issues Confronting Parishes and Dioceses" workshop.
Sarah Dylan Breuer, editor of The Witness and author of Dylan's Lectionary Blog will lead the "Communications" workshop.
The Rev. Canon Mark Harris will lead "The Matrix and the Compass Rose" workshop. Mark is a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and serves on the Standing Commission on World Mission. Most of you probably know him as the author of Preludium.
The Rev. Bill Coats will lead the "Confronting the Covenant" workshop. We have previously discussed a couple of Bill's essays here at Jake's place.
Christopher Wilkins, facilitator of Via Media USA and author of the the recent letters regarding bishop-elect Mark Lawrence, will lead the "Waging Reconciliation" workshop.
I'll be there, at least for the Friday sessions. May have to drive home that night, as things are shaping up. I won't be offering any workshops. Probably won't be saying much either. Just listening, and showing my support for this effort.
So who else is going? Jim, I assume you'll be there? What about you, rh? A day trip for you now. And John, you're in DC, right? Come join us.
We've briefly talked about having a meet-up of Jakites Friday night. Let's plan it. I'll even buy the first round. Coffee for me, of course, but y'all can pick your own poison.
Directions to St. Columba's can be found here.