Dear Midwestern Christian Community Friends;
Please save the date to join us for a Midwestern regional gathering of friends of the Christian Community on the weekend of April 15 - 17, 2016 at Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Rd. M, Middleton WI 53562.
Rev. Richard Dancey will be offering lectures on the theme of ‘Knowing Christ in Freedom as our Helping Guide’. There will be a biography exercise and an art exercise on this theme, as well as opportunities for local and regional community building. The Act of Consecration will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The Midwestern or ‘Heartland’ region has many scattered small communities and several individuals/families living some distance from areas where services are held. This gathering is an offering to those of us in the Midwest who would like to feel less isolated, would like to connect with others in the region, and perhaps explore channels to begin some new ways of networking within our region. We hope, if there is enough interest, this might be the start of an annual gathering.
As Richard will be traveling from the East Coast and we are renting a larger facility, we are faced with having to charge a fee rather than request a donation as has been the practice to date. Every effort is being made to keep costs down so anyone interested can attend. If you are interested and $75.00 is a hardship, please contact me for a possible scholarship. If you can afford to pay any additional amount, we would gratefully accept that towards scholarships.
If you know you would like to be part of this event, please save the date and register now by sending a check for $75.00 to Faith Lerner @ 316 N. 8th St. Mount Horeb, WI 53572. We have 24 people already registered and are now realizing the weekend may fill to the maximum of 40, as we have not done any advertising of this event yet except to current members and friends of the Christian Community in the Midwest. We will begin making public announcements of this event in January 2016 Please share this information with others you think may be interested.
When you register please indicate whether you have any dietary restrictions. Also, I am happy to assist you in finding accommodations in the Madison/Middleton area. Holy Wisdom Monastery has rooms available for rent, both singles and doubles, at reasonable prices.There are several hotels in the vicinity and Madison has a nice assortment of B&Bs as well as Air B&Bs.
I look forward to hearing from you!