Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Christian Formation Gathering (Rediscovering the Future)

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Rediscovering the Future

“Models of Hope and Renewal through Local Christian Formation”


Dates: January 24th-25th

Starts: Friday, January 24th at 1:30 p.m. 

Ends: Saturday, January 25th at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Church of the Heavenly Rest - Gerhart Hall

Meals are provided

Cost: $35 



Bishop Claude E. Payne’s book Reclaiming Christianity, which outlines the basic Christian formation model, will be available for sale at the gathering.


We have reserved several rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn under “Church of the Heavenly Rest." Please book directly with the hotel. 


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Click here for a letter from The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer



Christian Formation Gathering

“Rediscovering the Future: Models of Hope and Renewal through Local Christian Formation”

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene

January 24-25, 2020



1:30 -   Registration, Settling In - Gerhart Hall

2:00 -   Afternoon Session

6:00 -   Dinner

7:00 -   Evening Session



8:00 -   Holy Eucharist - Chapel

8:45 -   Breakfast - Gerhart Hall

9:15 -   Morning Session

11:45 - Closing Remarks and Adjournment

12:00 - Lunch Available


Youth Night Saturday, Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, Jan 19 @ 8:00 AM
New Member Formation Sunday, Jan 19 @ 9:15 AM
Sunday School Sunday, Jan 19 @ 9:15 AM
Sunday School Sunday, Jan 19 @ 9:15 AM

January 5, 2020
Sunday, January 05, 2020
The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest | ADDRESS: 602 Meander Street • Abilene, Texas 79602 PHONE: (325) 677-2091 |  Site by Church Website Design
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Welcome to Heavenly Rest! We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will accept this invitation to become part of this faith community.  Together we seek to know the reconciling love of the God and share that love with everyone.  Beautiful worship, exquisite music, inclusive fellowship, generous outreach and excellent Christian education await you. We thank God that more and more people are making this church their spiritual home.  Feel the caring, sharing, creating and serving that God intended for your soul at Heavenly Rest.


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