Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Congress on Urban Ministry

If you are interested in effective urban ministry, or even just in progressive Christology, this biennial inter-denominational Congress on Urban Ministry is for you. It will take place March 1-4, 2011 at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago and you can still get the special early registration rate ($260) if you register before February 18th. Continuing education credit is also available from SCUPE.

The theme of this year's congress is "Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence" and the schedule provides a perfect balance of worship/reflection, study, and action. There will be great speakers and opportunities to explore some of the most effective examples of urban ministry in Chicago. To whet your appetites:

Tuesday March 1 – Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence
2:00pm Registration Begins
3:00pm 'L' Ministry Tour
7:00–8:30pm Worship–James Forbes & Michael Pfleger

Wednesday March 2 – Reclaiming the Radical Christ
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00–9:00am Bible Study–TBA
9:00–10:00am Plenary–Obery Hendricks
10:00–10:30am Break
10:30–12:00am Workshops I
12:00–1:30pm Lunch
1:30–3:00pm Plenary–Walter Brueggemann
3:00–4:30pm Workshops II / Site Visits
4:30–7:00pm Dinner
7:00–8:30pm Eve Worship–Renita Weems
8:30–10:00pm Evening of Poetry

Thursday March 3 – Empowering Church & Community
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00-9:00am Bible Study–Otis Moss III
9:00-10:00am AM Plenary–Mindy Fullilove
10:00-10:30am Break / Public Action
10:30-12:00pm Workshops III / Public Action
12:00-1:30pm Lunch / Public Action
1:30-3:00pm PM Plenary–Mary Gonzales
3:00-4:30pm Workshops IV / Site Visits
4:30-7:00pm Dinner
7:00-8:30pm Eve Worship–Shane Claiborne
8:30-10:00pm Concert–Bill Mallonee

Friday March 4 – A Plan for Action & Transformation
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00-9:00am Bible Study–Yvonne Delk
9:00-10:30am Interfaith Roundtable
10:30-11:00am Break
11:00-12:30pm Closing Worship–James Forbes & Michael Pfleger

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