Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Reclaiming Christianity Training Conference

Heavenly Rest invites you to attend the Reclaiming Christianity Training Conference January 11-12, 2019


Click here to sign up for this enlightening conference!


This conference will further efforts to create an evangelism infrastructure in congregations of all sizes based on Bishop Claude Payne's model documented in his recent book Reclaiming Christianity. In places where used, this model is highly re-energizing congregations and nurturing the faithful even as it feeds the spiritual hunger and feelings of isolation of so many in our society.


"At a time when churches face enormous challenges in the face of overall Christian decline, this presents a huge opportunity to reclaim our heritage and utilize the spiritual power and guidance we possess under Jesus Christ our Lord. For all of us it is a way to implement Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's call to be an Episcopal Jesus Movement," Bishop J. Scott Mayer.


The Gathering begins 1:30 on Friday, January 11, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St., Abilene. It continues through the evening and concludes Saturday, January 12.  Dinner Friday evening will be provided, as will a light breakfast on Saturday.


Clergy and laity are encouraged to attend. There will be time at the Gathering to explore your local opportunity with the aide of others who have experience.


Below you will find information on hotel accommodations and information on Bishop Payne's book.


Overnight accommodations can be made at The Courtyard Marriott TownePlace Suites:


PREPARATION – Read Bishop Payne's Book Reclaiming Christianity, available from Forward Movement Publications or here on Amazon.com.

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Altar Guild Preps Saturday, Dec 15 @ 9:00 AM
Pageant Rehearsal Saturday, Dec 15 @ 10:00 AM
Pageant Sunday Sunday, Dec 16 - All Day
Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, Dec 16 @ 8:00 AM
Book Study Sunday, Dec 16 @ 9:15 AM

December 9, 2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018
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