Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Clergy Conference: The Unstuck Church

Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710

April 30th, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am, ends 3 days later at 1:00 pm

Once a year, clergy from across the diocese come together for a time of learning, reflection and collegiality. Our clergy conference this year will take place again at the Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD, Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2. This year's theme, "The Unstuck Church," will explore how parishes can become sustained and healthy worshipping communities. On Monday we will have Eucharist, and a plenary session where we will sing and share moments of grace describing how God is moving in our churches.

On Tuesday, Tony Morgan, Chief Strategic Officer at the Unstuck Church Group, and author of the book of the same name, will be our keynote speaker sharing how churches can move from being "stuck" to becoming sustained, healthy ministry communities. Once again, the Rev. Andy Barnett, associate for worship at Washington National Cathedral, will be present throughout the conference to provide music for our worship services, and share how service music can amplify liturgy. Although she will be on sabbatical, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde will be at the Clergy Conference as a participant and colleague.


Monday, April 30

11:00 am Registration
Noon Lunch
1:00 Free afternoon for conversation and relaxation
4:30 Reception
5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Eucharist
7:45 pm Plenary Session—"I Love to Tell the Story" : Testimonies of Grace

Tuesday, May 1

8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Morning Worship
9:00 am "The Unstuck Church" Plenary Session with Tony Morgan
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Free Time
4:30 pm Reception
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Fireside Gathering of Clergy

Wednesday, May 2

9:00 Morning Worship
10:00 "The Wisdom is In the Room" – Plenary session on sustained, healthy parishes
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 Dismissal


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