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Why Serve: Episcopalian young adults explore lay and ordained ministry opportunities at three-day retreat

April 16, 2010

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 weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve: Discerning God"s Call.

Geared for ages 18-30 from throughout The Episcopal Church, the three-day event is set for Thursday, June 3, to Sunday, June 6 at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Seven ministry offices of The Episcopal Church have joined with the University of the South to present this innovative forum.

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.

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

Why Serve is sponsored by The School of Theology at the University of the South and The Episcopal Church Center offices for Asian Ministries, Black Ministries, Intercultural Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Native American & Indigenous Ministries, Young Adult Ministries, and Young Adult Discernment and Vocations.

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