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Why Serve 2012: Episcopalian young adults explore lay and ordained ministry opportunities at June retreat

May 3, 2012
The Public Affairs Office

Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2012: Discerning God’s Call.

Why Serve 2012 will be held Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10 hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.

The conference is geared for young adults of color, ages 18-30, from throughout the Episcopal Church.  It is sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Episcopal Church Center offices of Asian American Ministries, Black Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Native American Ministries, and Young Adult Ministries.

According to Jason Sierra, Episcopal Church Young Adult Ministries Officer, “Whether you are feeling called to be a priest, a vestry member, a nurse, a father, or a cook; whether you’re in school, working, or just in-between; whether you’re a regular church-goer, a used-to goer, or a seeker, we hope you’ll join us for this transformative experience.”

Among the topics to be explored are The New Community, Identity, and Advocacy.

Cost is $65 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees; fee does not include travel.

Registration deadline is May 15.


Why Serve Conference info and registration:


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
Public Affairs Officer