“Spring Renewal” is a spiritual renewal and ministry development celebration for the entire Episcopal Church of New Hampshire to deepen our faith and offer tools to practice the Way of Love. We will offer workshops in all seven areas of the Way of Love – Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.
Spring Renewal will be held at Manchester Community College on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There will be breakfast, contemplative worship with live music, workshops on spiritual practices and ministry development, a hands-on ministry fair, and a closing “revival” worship. All members of the Episcopal Church are encouraged to attend as both learners and as teachers. Consider leading a workshop or a ministry activity as well as participating in workshops and worship. We request your application to lead a workshop by February 15, 2019 and your application to participate in the ministry fair by March 15, 2019. Applications for workshops will be accepted based on how well they reflect the vision of the Way of Love and promote deeper faith and broader service in the context of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. Ministry Fair participants will be selected mainly first come first serve, but also should reflect the Way of Love. We welcome your ideas for music and worship. Any questions or suggestions, please contact Canon Tina Pickering.
Examples of possible workshops: What is Spiritual Direction and is it for me?; Practicing Centering Prayer; How to Tell Our Faith Stories; Discerning God’s Call to Ministry; Bible Study; Creating Faith at Home Resources; Training for Pastoral Visitors; Blessing Our Neighborhood; Reclaiming Sabbath; Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography; Healing Ministries; Liturgy and Episcopal Beliefs; and so many more!