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"ENCOUNTERING GOD" IS THEME OF
05 May 1996 13:16:50
95212 "ENCOUNTERING GOD" IS THEME OF
MONTREAT WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--"Encountering God in Private and Public Places" is the
theme of this year's annual Women's Conference at Montreat Conference
Center in North Carolina. The conference is scheduled for July 4-9.
Morning plenaries will focus on God's presence in public places.
Featured speakers include:
* the Rev. Katie G. Cannon, the first African-American clergywoman in
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), now an associate professor at Temple
University, speaking on "Encountering God in Today's Church"
* Elenora Giddings Ivory, director of the PC(USA) Washington Office,
speaking on "Encountering God in Public Policy"
* Price H. Gwynn III, retired business leader and former General
Assembly moderator, speaking on "Encountering God in the Marketplace"
* Olson Huff, physician and pedriatric medical director of the Ruth
and Billy Graham Children's Health Center, speaking on "Encountering God in
Workshops will address encountering God in private places. Some
topics are "Writing and the Spiritual Journey," "The Gift of the Sabbath,"
"Healing the Grief," "Personal Fear" and "Growing Older: An Unfolding
Other workshops will address such "hot" topics as sexuality, feminism,
HIV/AIDS, and violence against women.
Additionally, several workshops have been planned on various aspects
of leadership development and the public encounter with God.
Bible study, based on the 1995 HORIZONS Bible Study, will be led by
the Rev. Eugenia Gamble, associate executive for Sheppards and Lapsley
Presbytery. Worship leader is the Rev. Susan Quinn Bryan, pastor of
Sagemont Presbyterian Church in Houston, and music leader is the Rev. Lou
Bender, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, Ark.
More information is available from Montreat at 1-800-572-2257.
Workshops will explore encountering God in private
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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