Southeast Mission Area Gathering and Listening Session
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault
8:30am Breakfast (Cathedral ECW)
9:00am Listening Session – ECMN Bishop Search Committee
10:45am Mission Area Team Business
- Welcome, announcements, missioner and Bishop introductions
- ECMN Financial Statement of Mission
- Election for new Mission Area Team member (Rev. Jim Zotalis – Clergy position, OPEN – Lay position)
- San Jose Obrero, Montgomery ministry – Rev. John Sullivan
- Position announcement and partnership with St. Paul’s, Winona
- Other announcements
11:45am Lunch (Cathedral ECW)
12:30am Confirmation practice
Faith communities in the state are connected to one another via Mission Areas. Mission Areas are a grouping of 10-15 faith communities that share geographic proximity.
Why are Mission Areas important? Because we don’t do this work of ministry and mission in isolation. By connecting with those around us, we can learn from each other, share resources, and problem-solve together. We can build relationships and have conversations about what ministry looks like in our neck of the woods.
Curious about what Mission Area you’re in? Check out the list below.
If you’d like to get connected with folks in your Mission Area, a good first step is to email your Mission Area Team. This is a group of folks who help plan gatherings for each Mission Area, and who also serve on ECMN’s Council and provide statewide leadership. Each Mission Area has at least one in-person gathering each year to build relationships, and your Mission Area Team can help update you on the latest details about those gatherings!
Mission Area Gatherings (MAG) are for everyone – whether you’re a volunteer, a clergy person, an occasional attendee of a faith community, a vestry member, or anything in between. These gatherings keep us connected and strengthen our bonds, which helps us support and learn from each other throughout the year.
Southeast Mission Area
- Christ Church Albert Lea, MN
- Christ Church Austin, MN
- Redeemer Cannon Falls, MN
- St. Matthew's Chatfield, MN
- Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour Faribault, MN
- ECMN Retreat Center at Shattuck-St. Mary's Faribault, MN
- Shattuck-St. Mary's School Faribault, MN
- Christ Church Frontenac, MN
- St. Peter's Kasson, MN
- St. Mark's Lake City, MN
- All Saints Northfield, MN
- St. Paul's Owatonna, MN Messiah Prairie Island, MN
- Christ Church Red Wing, MN
- Calvary Rochester, MN
- St. Luke's Rochester, MN
- Emmanuel Rushford, MN
- Grace Memorial Wabasha, MN
- St. Andrew's Waterville, MN
- St. Paul's Winona, MN