December 7, 2014

Women and Worship Conference: Finding Our Voices, Expressing Our Visions

The gifts and perspectives of women, both laity and clergy, contribute to church renewal through models of fully shared leadership, integration of the arts, creative and just use of language, engagement in hospitality, and care for the world and its people. The Women and Worship Conference slated for Jan. 13-14 at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa offers participants a chance to collaborate in expressing their visions and finding their voices through worship, conversation, creative activities and song.

The conference immediately precedes the Re-Mind/Re-New event and takes advantage of sthe presence of Rev. Dr. Ruth Duck's presence.

Keynote speakers include Duck, Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.; the Rev. Colleen Kwong, Minister of the Arts at Christ Church (United Church of Christ) in Milwaukee; and Dr. Rebecca Ferguson, a teacher and writer in Milwaukee. Small-group sessions include Feminine Images of God in the Bible, Male Allies for Gender Justice, Women and Seminary, Congregational Emancipatory Language Policies, Intersections with Racial Justice, and Inclusive and Just Language.

The conference is open to both women and men. The cost is $35 per person or $25 for students. Registration includes both lunch and dinner. Childcare is available if reserved no later than Dec. 19.

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