Philippians, Power and Privilege
Thursday, February 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center
39300 De Portola Road, Temecula
ALL rostered and lay leaders are invited to be with us for our 2017 Day of Theological Reflection & Dialogue.
In Philippians, Christ is described as not grasping to the status he deserved but emptying himself and taking on the form of a slave. In light of this teaching and in response to the Synod Assembly resolution that we address power and privilege, we invite our leaders (rostered and lay) to a day of theological reflection entitled, “Philippians, Power, and Privilege”. We will gather for worship, scripture study led by Bishop Taylor and a facilitated discussion. This is not another lecture on racism, sexism and other forms of exclusion, but a place for sharing stories and seeking God’s guidance as a church. Pastor Ron Werner from Portland, Oregon will be our facilitator. He is trained in group process to ensure that key conversations take place. We pray for renewed vision as leaders, commitment for change, and steps to ensure a more inclusive future.
Please make this event a priority for the sake of our common community!
The cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch. Financial assistance is available by request for those who register online (follow the link to the registration form for details.) Online registration is strongly encouraged to help us plan for lunch. Follow this link to register now.
The schedule for the day will be as follows:
9:00 a.m. Registration Check-In and Coffee
9:30 a.m. Service of the Word
–Opening Songs and Prayer
–Bible Study on Philippians 2 – Bishop Andy Taylor
–Dialogue Sermon – Pastor Greg Ronning
10:15 a.m. Stories & Conversation – Facilitated by Ron Werner
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Group Process – Facilitated by Ron Werner
1:45 p.m. Service of the Table
2:30 p.m. Evaluation & Dismissal
Spanish translation will be available. For registration questions, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.692.2791, ext. 732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org