Deacon Conference: Building Bridges to a Bold Dream
Join your fellow deacons in the ECMN for a day of retreat and learning together. This year we will view David Oyelowo’s Keynote address for the 2018 MLK Breakfast held in Minneapolis this past January. Using the life and work of Dr. King as well as his own search for his identity and mission, Oyelowo provides us with ways to discover helpful tools needed to build a bridge to the Beloved Community. Come, listen, share with your fellow deacons and replenish your toolbox for the journey ahead.
Our time together begins Saturday morning at 8:30 with registration and welcome morning treats. In between small group work among friends lunch will be served and will be catered by our neighbors at Sammy’s Avenue Eatery. After lunch the Bishop will renew our Ordination Vows and enter into discussion with us. A cookie break with cookies from The Cookie Cart and a wrap-up message from the Commission for the Diaconate will end our afternoon. Those wishing to have a tour of the new ECMN offices will have a guided tour at 3:45.
Looking for some pre-conference viewing? We recommend the movie “Selma.”