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135th Annual Meeting + Spiritual Retreat

Episcopal Church Women - Diocese of North Carolina

November 3 & 4, 2017

Hosted by the women of the Durham Convocation

Receiving Grace


All events except the service of Holy Eucharist will be held in the Parish Hall, adjacent to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 403 East Main Street, Durham, NC.

Friday, November 3
Noon-1:00 pm: Registration check-in, exhibits and bookstore open, pre-ordered boxed lunches available
1:00-2:00 pm: Call to Order and Business Session I
2:00-2:15 pm: Break - exhibits and bookstore open
2:15-3:00 pm: Business Session II
3:00-3:15 pm: Break - exhibits and bookstore open
3:15-4:00 pm: Convocation Meetings
4:00-4:10 pm: Break - move to the main sanctuary for Holy Eucharist
4:30-6:00 pm: Holy Eucharist with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman, Diocesan Bishop of North Carolina
6:00 pm: *** Travel to The Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Road, for dinner ***
  Before dinner Friday evening, may we suggest:
  • Enjoy a beverage in the bar, which individuals may purchase.
  • Mingle in the area outside of the banquet room.
7:00-8:30 pm: Dinner and entertainment - “Kidznotes of Durham” - Trinity Room (RSVP required)

Saturday, November 4
  Check out of hotel before returning to St. Philip’s Parish Hall for Morning Devotions
8:15-8:45 am: Continental breakfast at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall (RSVP required)
9:00 am: Welcome and introduction of retreat leader
9:10-9:30 am: Morning Devotions led by the Rev. Lauren Winner
9:30-10:15 am: Part I: Gravedigger, Cardigan Sweater, Magnolia Tree: How God and God’s Grace Appear to Us
10:15-10:25 am:  Break
10:25-11:00 am: Part II: Gravedigger, Cardigan Sweater, Magnolia Tree: How God and God’s Grace Appear to Us
11:00-11:25 am: Individual Spiritual Reflection
11:25-11:35 am: Break
11:35-12:10 pm: Part III: Why Do You Worry About Clothes? Questions God Asks Us
12:10-12:30 pm: Small Group
12:30-12:45 pm: Blessing and adjournment