One Day. Two Events. Join us for a day of music, spirituality, and exploration. In the afternoon (1:00 p.m.), we are excited to welcome the Rev. Tricia Lyons (Missioner for Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Diocese of Washington DC) to learn how to share our faith, engage our communities, and find deeper peace and meaning in our lives. In the evening (6:00 p.m.), we will gather for song and celebration and close our day with a festive Eucharist as God’s people. Come for all of the day or some. This is a free event that includes dinner and refreshments throughout the day.
Schedule of Events:
12:30 - Registration
1:00 - Kickoff & Opening Conversation
2:00 - Breakout Sessions #1
2:45 - WildVine Jazz Sanctuary House Band
3:00 - Sharing Stories #1
3:25 - Continuing Conversations on Faith
4:00 - Breakout Sessions #2
4:40 - New Revival Bluegrass
5:00 - Dinner Break (and Evening Registration)
6:00 - Hymn Sing
6:30 - Sharing Stories #2
7:30 - Celebration Eucharist
For more information, check out the event Facebook page HERE.
About the Guest Speaker, Patricia Lyons
The Rev. Canon Dr. Patricia Lyons is currently serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as Canon for Evangelism. She also serves on the the Presiding Bishop’s Cabinet on Evangelism.
Dr. Lyons is one of the most sought-after teachers, speakers and preachers on faith formation and evangelism across mainline denominations. For the past 15 years, Tricia has taught as an adjunct professor at the Virginia Theological Seminary, teaching masters, doctoral and lifelong learning students in Systematic Theology, C.S. Lewis, Sigmund Freud, Theology and Fiction, Christian Apologetics and Evangelism. Tricia has been the keynote speaker at the FORMA conference, as well as speaking at the National Association of Episcopal Schools, Evangelism Matters, Discipleship Matters, Kanuga Formation Leaders Conference and over a two dozen diocesan events and conventions across the country.
Tricia is an honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, with a focus on Biblical languages and systematic theology. Also at Harvard, Tricia was a captain of the Women's Varsity Track and Field Team and the founder of the C.S. Lewis Society of Harvard, an organization of theological study and evangelism thriving to this day. She received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2004. Her doctoral thesis was a study of the stages of moral and spiritual development of adolescents. She has published numerous articles, sermons and book chapters, including two acclaimed books, "The Soul of Adolescence" and her latest, "Teaching Faith with Harry Potter." Her next book, "What is Evangelism?" is due out in the fall of 2019.
For the last decade, Tricia has taught and lived on campus at Virginia Theological Seminary along with her wife, Lisa Kimball, PhD., who is Professor of Faith Formation and Congregational Leadership and Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning at VTS. They joyfully call themselves “formation and evangelism fanatics.”