As the 2015 National Chairperson for the National Workshop on Christian Unity, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in this year’s workshop.

We would like to thank our Plenary and Seminar speakers, national and local church communities and volunteers. Because of your involvement, the workshop was a memorable experience for everyone that attended!

Please check back with us later this year as we finalize plans for our next National Workshop on Christian Unity in Louisville, KY, April 18-21, 2016.

Blessings,

Rev. Lisa Lewis Balboa

Workshop Wrap Up ~ Thursday, 23 April, 2015

7:15am ~ Breakfast on your own

8:30am -2:00pm ~ Cokesbury Book Store – Cypress Room

8:30am ~ Join us for our Gathering Prayer in Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

9am ~ Bible Study – Dr. Amy-Jill Levine – Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

10:30am ~ Plenary – Dr. D. Stephen Long – Birch/Dogwood

Noon ~ Plenary Lunch ~ 2016 Preview NWCU Louisville, KY

2pm ~ Network Gatherings

  • AFFEP
  • EDEIO
  • CADEIO
  • LEIRN
  • UMEIT

Check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations

6pm ~ NPC Meeting

Workshop Lineup ~ Wednesday, 22 April 2015

7:15am ~ Network sponsored Morning Breakfast

8:30am -5:30pm ~ Cokesbury Book Store – Cypress Room

8:30am ~ Join us for our Gathering Prayer in Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

9am ~ Bible Study – Dr. Amy-Jill Levine – Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

10:30am ~ Morning Seminars  ~ check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations

Noon ~ Plenary Lunch ~ Msgr. Paul McPartlan- Presenter- Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

2pm ~ Network Meetings ~ check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations ~ All are invited to these gatherings

3:30pm ~ Business Meeting(s)

  • CADEIO
  • UMEIT

4:15pm ~ Business Meeting (s)

  • AFFEP
  • EDEIO
  • LEIRN

Check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations

6pm ~ Eucharist – Episcopal Rite – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church –  115 W 7th Street – see page 8/9 of the workshop brochure

7pm  ~ Plenary ~ Birch/Dogwood

 

We are Glad You are Here with Us!

7:15am ~ Thank you Graymoor Ecumenical Institute for hosting our Tuesday Morning Breakfast

8:30am ~ Registration re-opens

8:30am ~ Join us for our Gathering Prayer in Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

9am ~ Plenary I – Dr. Sandra Keating/Presenter – Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

10:30am ~ Morning Seminars  ~ check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations

Noon ~ Plenary Lunch ~ Dr. Amy-Jill Levine/Presenter- Birch/Dogwood Ballroom

2pm ~ Afternoon Seminars  ~ check page 10 in the NWCU Brochure for respective locations

CHANGE

  • Parliament of the World’s Religions location has been moved to the Willow Room
  • Shoulder to Shoulder location has been moved to the Juniper Room

5:30pm ~ Eucharist – Catholic Rite – St. Peter’s Catholic Church – 507 Tryon Street – see page 8/9 of the workshop brochure

7pm  ~ CharlotteOne ~ First United Methodist Church – Tyron Street – see page 8/9 of the workshop brochure

Welcome to Charlotte, NC and the 2015 National Workshop on Christian Unity!

Workshop registration will open on Monday, 20 April at 8:30am for all Networks. Please pick up your workshop materials at the registration table just across from the ballrooms at the top of the escalator.

Cokesbury Book Store located in the CYPRESS ROOM will open on Monday 2-7pm.

Opening Worship will be held Monday evening at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church (on the corner of 7th and McDowell Streets, “C” in the workshop brochure) at 7:30pm  (those in the procession are asked to arrive by 7pm). Please plan to join us. Van Transportation to Little Rock will begin departing from the hotel @ 6:40pm from the valet entrance.

Transportation information to and from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport can be found by clicking the image on the sidebar to the left or you may access a downloadable PDF by clicking here.

We are glad you are here with us.

2013 Session 2

Our Common Baptism: Rites of Initiation and Catechesis

The Rev. Beverly R. Piro, ELCA

There has been remarkable convergence among Christians regarding the role of baptism – both theologically and in practice. This seminar explored the ecumenical significance of our rites of initiation into the Christian community, with a special emphasis on the recovery of the formative process of the catechumenate. Learn about current trends and developments in the catechumenate ministry of various Christian denominations. Presenters are active members of the North American Association for the Catechumenate.

2013 Seminar 3

Mary in Ecumenical Perspective

The Rev. Dr. Maxwell Johnson, ELCA

The last several years have brought numerous dialogues, documents and discussions about the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the churches. Roman Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans and others have done fruitful work. With us to lead a seminar on Mary in Ecumenical Perspective was The Rev. Dr. Maxwell Johnson, professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Johnson has published widely, including papers and book chapters on Mary.

2013 Seminar 4

The Road to Busan: WCC 10th World Assembly 2013

The Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, UCC
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, UMC

This seminar provided information about the preparation and participation of US denominations in the upcoming Assembly. There will be discussion of the theme: “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” and sharing of documents that are relevant to the life of the Church and the ecumenical movement. How can we best be prepared to participate? How can we “bring back” the work of the Assembly to the various settings of the church?

Equipping Church Leaders in the Quest for Christian Unity