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Education resources

In addition to worship and legislation, General Convention always features an exhibit area with all kinds of resources. Take a look at a few below.

Norm visiting an exhibit
Norm visits a booth hosted by the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf and visits with a representative about their ministry.

Hope shopping at an exhibit

On the last day exhibits were open, Hope Benko took some time to look at some of the many books and other resources on display.


Forma – Christian Formation

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Forma, an organization dedicated to Episcopal Christian Formation resources, had a booth to show curricula and other resources. Take a look at Forma’s YouTube channel for several short videos on aspects of faith formation.


Education for Ministry

Hope Benko passes by the Education for Ministry booth
Hope Benko passes by the Education for Ministry booth

Education for Ministry (EfM) is one of the adult learning resources profiled in the exhibit hall.  The ministry of theological education celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. If you haven’t been through the EfM program, check it out on our diocesan website and find a group near you.


Forward Movement

The Forward Movement publishes several popular formation resources such as Daily Devo devotionals for families, Confirm, Not Conform resources for confirmation classes, and the Forward Day by Day devotionals that are often found in the tract racks and back tables of churches throughout The Episcopal Church.

In addition to all of these, Forward Movement is involved in the immensely popular Lent Madness. If you haven’t made a bracket of saintly souls and voted on your favorites, try it this coming Lent.

Jordan Haynie Ware stops for a photo with the winner of this year's Golden Halo - St. Francis of Assisi.
Jordan Haynie Ware stops for a photo with the winner of this year’s Golden Halo: St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is wearing a purple scarf in support of more women bishops in higher offices of The Episcopal Church.

 

Reflections from Day 2 Worship at General Convention

What a worship service we had this morning!

We started our morning with a festive mood. Our music today was provided by an incredible jazz group, and the first song they played for us was “We are marching in the Light of God.” We sang and danced and clapped along, and before we knew, the diocese of Fort Worth had started a congo line through the worship space. This congo line was greatly increased by finding a group of youth representing Episcopal camp and conference center. They know how to dance a congo line! Continue reading Reflections from Day 2 Worship at General Convention