I hope this message finds you all well. It’s been some time since we touched base and I hope you all have had wonderful summers so far. I realize we’re still in the heat of it (both literally and figuratively), but fall is right around the corner and it’s time to slowly start shifting gears. As you know, school will be back in session soon and everyone’s programming really starts to pick up steam, including ours, so you can expect to hear more from this office in the coming weeks.
In anticipation of the new school/programming year, I want to put something on your calendar that’s new and that I’m really excited about. The Diocese of Virginia and The Diocese of Washington are collaborating to provide a new retreat for leaders of formation in our dioceses. The event promises to be a chance for us to come together to learn and pray about the work we do and help us all discover ways to get better. There will be a series of workshops and large group sessions on important topics such as Inter-generational Worship, Sexuality in 2016, Small Groups/Discipleship, and Church partnerships with Public Education.
If you click here you can access the flyer which I encourage you to check out and pass on to whoever you think might be interested. It’ll provide more details about the retreat itself, registration, the schedule, costs, etc. This is a partnership we hope to continue for some time to help provide more opportunities for growth and development in our work, as well as the chance for fellowship among colleagues.
Paris and I really hope many of you can join us and look forward to spending time with all of you. Be sure to check out the flyer to register and pass it on to anyone you think will be interested. Have a great weekend and everyone stay cool!