Published on September 18, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30am Opening Worship 8:45am Session One “Weaving the Carpet” One of the most important things that we do in our churches is provide a rare space for different generations to learn from one another. We are called to teach the faith from generation to generation. Like carpet weavers, our nimble fingers work to bring different groups together to create something beautiful. 10:15am Mid-morning break for refreshments and book signing 10:45am Session Two “Creating the Connections” In our time together, we will talk about the how churches are effectively navigating generational shifts. We will explore how generational dynamics, technological advancements, and evolving communication that have changed our culture and how we can faithfully respond. 12:15pm Lunch 1:00pm Session Three “Reframing Ministry” In this third session, we will talk about different churches and worshiping communities—both old and new—who are reaching out to multiple generations. What are they doing well? What can we learn from them? 2:15pm Conclude for the day The Schedule Registration Form PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 5 Wayside Church Members Guests ____$25.00, includes lunch ____$35.00, includes lunch College and high school students are admitted free of charge to the lectures. They may purchase a lunch for $6.00. Name Address City State Zip Daytime phone Mail completed form Wayside Presbyterian Church For additional information, contact and payment to: 1208 Asbury Rd. (814) 833-7653 Erie, PA 16505 email: email@example.com www.wayside-erie.org Sterrettania Rd. Millfair Rd. Asbury Rd. Peninsula Dr. W 8th Street W 12th Street W 26th Street W 38th Street To I-90 To I-79 Wayside Presbyterian Church 1208 Asbury Road Wayside Presbyterian Church is located at 1208 Asbury Road in Erie, Pennsylvania. Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship with Rev. Carol Howard Merritt preaching Sermon Title: “Holes, Holiness, and Wholeness”—Based on Hosea 6:1-6 9:45am Continental Breakfast Session Four “There is a Balm—Healing from Religious Wounds” We know the “nones” are the fastest growing religious group in the United States. We hear people tell us that we are spiritual but not religious. We talk with men and women who don’t like organized religion. We read startling accounts of abuse and how people have been wounded by religion. Yet, as church leaders, are we equipped to minister with people who have been hurt by the church? Do we have the tools and spiritual disciplines we need? During this lecture and discussion, we will talk about some of the trauma that church has caused, in our lives and in the lives of those we love. Then, we will explore the healing that it can provide.