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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
"A Seat At The Table"
Emerging Women are at it again! East Coast Emerging Women invite you to take a seat at the Table of word and sacrament, worship and service. Building on the metaphor of many different tables (i.e., picnic tables, card tables, kitchen tables, boardroom tables, pottery tables, changing tables, coffee tables, lego tables, banquet tables, Tiki bar tables, snack tables, even multiplication and periodic tables!), we each come to the feast table of the family of faith in turn as guest and then as host. This is your "place card" - your invitation requesting "the honour of your presence". Our hopes and dreams, stories and struggles, theology and community, presence and voices will be the 'menu' for two days feasting on conversation, challenge, commitment, and companioning as rightful participants at "the grown-ups' table".
WHEN: Monday-Tuesday, oct. 2-3 with an optional Sunday, Oct. 1, evening gathering at Generation Quest
WHERE: The conferencing will be located at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA; Generation Quest is a house church in Virginia Beach.
COST: $50 per participants; $25 for seminarians; housing to be arranged**. Additionally, if you can and wish, you may contribute $10 to an Assistance Fund for those whose voices won't be heard unless and until we dedicate the resources God has provided to see that as many voices as possible find a seat at the table.
HOUSING: Not quite ready to receive your calls until next week, but we are finishing arrangements with the Fairfield Inn and Suites, right across from the church site, for a block of rooms at a discounted rate [$109 - choice of king single or two doubles].
SCHEDULE: see following post
WORKSHOPS/TOPICS: see post following "Schedule"
DAYCARE POSSIBILITY: if this is an issue for you, let us know and we will do something creative and caring for the wee ones of God!
NEED MORE INFO: Contact Rev. Liz Buxton [mizliz00725@hotmail.com] or Sherri Story [SHERACE@aol.com]

Send this on to everyone you know who might be interested or curious.
posted by mizliz at 11:24 AM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 6/29/2006 01:12:00 AM, Blogger sylvia skinner

    I would so love to come to this--I could if we didn't have a wedding (it includes a weekend cruise, so I can't miss it or I would send my husband without me). Honestly, this does sound like more fun than pigging out at a buffet knowing that the ship is burning a bizzilion gallons of fuel...it just doesn't feel very kind to our earth! But, the friends who are treating us are being so good to us, so I musn't complain. Perhaps, I can come the next weekend to New Mexico, which is, after all, a tad bit closer! Can you all maybe keep an empty chair at the table, just to remember those of us who can't make it??


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