Welcome to the National Workshop on Christian Unity 2017

A Special Event to mark Reform, Repentance, and Reconciliation among the Followers of Christ.

The 2017 National Workshop for Christian Unity will be a very special time.  Ecumenists from across the United States will gather in Minneapolis the first week of May to reflect on themes of reformation.  A primary focus will be on commemorating the 500th anniversary of transformational events in the Wittenberg of 1517 that initiated both a series of reforms and tragic tensions among Christians in western Europe.  It will be a time to engage in reform and the reformers of the Church, both past and present.  And it will be a time to work together on our common journey to heal the wounds of discord and separation so that the world may believe.

For those who have attended National Workshops in the past, they will notice several new features in 2017.  Several national denominational leaders will be with us to mark the amazing gifts of reconciliation that we have experienced over the past several decades.  These gifts include new relationships among church bodies, as well as new commitments to restoring communion among traditions.  A concert around the themes of reform, repentance, and reconciliation will take place during the Workshop.  Attendees will have the opportunity to get out of the hotel and experience ecumenical ministries in the community.  There will be an option to participate in a special tour of ecclesial art and architecture in the Twin Cities.  Plenary sessions on-site will highlight new approaches to ecumenical and interreligious engagement.  And special plenary sessions are scheduled to bring denominational representatives together for intentional time to work on current initiatives to serve the people of God.

Check back regularly for more information and details on the 2017 National Workshop on Christian Unity.  This will be an enriching workshop for all!

Mark your calendars!

1 to 4 May 2017

Minneapolis Hilton Hotel

2016 NWCU Registration is Now OPEN!

We are gathering at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky April 18 – 21,  view our SAVE THE DATE mailing for an complete overview of this year’s program.  Download Conference Brochure

Workshop & Network REGISTRATIONS are NOW OPEN!

Highlights of this year’s conference include The Rev. Dr. James Forbes, our resident theologian, a Wednesday evening River Cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson, significant presentations on the Papal Encyclical on the care of the earth, and workshops on ways to be good companions with Interfaith sisters and brothers in difficult  events. And there will be a Bookstore !

Networks are planning their usual round of educational and informational gatherings, beginning on Monday afternoon April 18th – be sure to check meeting times. Our opening late Monday afternoon begins with a conference-wide reception, followed by the opening liturgy at the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Room rates are lower than previous years, and we hope you can find less expensive flights into Louisville by planning early.   We have a large block of rooms at the Galt House, if you want to go ahead and register, make sure that they know you are with the National Workshop in order to get the conference rate. Reservations can be made by phone, 800-843-4258. Please mention 2016 NWCU Annual Conference to get the group rate of $ 120.00 (does not include tax). Reservations can also be made on-line by visiting Galt House Hotel. The deadline for the group rate is March 28.

If you have particular questions please check www.nwcu.org, check with the president of your network, or staff person at your communion headquarters.

I look forward to seeing you in Louisville for a great National Workshop on Christian Unity.

Daniell Hamby, Chair

2016 NWCU Planning Committee

Welcome to the National Workshop on Christian Unity 2016!

We are gathering at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky April 18 – 21,  view our SAVE THE DATE mailing for an complete overview of this year’s program. We will be sending the complete Brochure for this year’s NWCU shortly.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Highlights of this year’s conference include The Rev. Dr. James Forbes, our resident theologian, a Wednesday evening River Cruise on the Belle of Louisville, significant presentations on the Papal Encyclical on the care of the earth, and workshops on ways to be good companions with Interfaith sisters and brothers in difficult  events. And there will be a Bookstore !

Networks are planning their usual round of educational and informational gatherings, beginning on Monday afternoon April 18th – be sure to check meeting times. Our opening late Monday afternoon begins with a conference-wide reception, followed by the opening liturgy at the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Room rates are lower than previous years, and we hope you can find less expensive flights into Louisville by planning early.   We have a large block of rooms at the Galt House, if you want to go ahead and register, make sure that they know you are with the National Workshop in order to get the conference rate. Reservations can be made by phone, 800-843-4258. Please mention 2016 NWCU Annual Conference to get the group rate of $ 120.00 (does not include tax). Reservations can also be made on-line by visiting Galt House Hotel. The deadline for the group rate is March 28.

If you have particular questions please watch this page,  check with the president of your network, or staff person at your communion headquarters.

I look forward to seeing you in Louisville for a great National Workshop on Christian Unity.

Daniell Hamby, Chair

2016 NWCU Planning Committee

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.

Equipping Church Leaders in the Quest for Christian Unity