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Why Serve 2011: Episcopalian young adults explore lay and ordained ministry opportunities at June retreat

February 25, 2011

Do you feel a call to serve God, but aren’t sure how or in what way? Young adults of color can examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2011: Discerning God’s Call.

Why Serve 2011 will be Thursday, June 2, to Monday, June 6 at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

The conference is for young adults of color, ages 18-30, from throughout the Episcopal Church. It is sponsored by the School of Theology at the University of the South, and the Episcopal Church Center offices of Asian Ministries, Black Ministries, Intercultural Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Native American Ministries, and Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

According to Jason Sierra, Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministries Officer, “The Why Serve conference is a safe place to learn more about how your gifts might be used at various levels of the church, either as a lay or ordained minister. For young adults and especially young adults of color, we believe it is important that they engage in this discernment with peers whose experiences both challenge and reflect their own. Our tradition is wide and this event demonstrates our commitment to helping all members fulfill their vocational call to community, to leadership, and to ministry, whatever that call may look like.”

Cost is $50 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees and ground transportation.

Registration deadline is May 1.

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To register:

For more info contact: Angie Cabanban,, 212-716-6186.

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
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