Posted by: Titus Presler | August 11, 2020

September Mission Thursdays with GEMN will explore global engagement amid pandemic

How to explore global mission during the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of Mission Thursdays with GEMN, a series of four online gatherings in September for conversations with Episcopal mission activists convened by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN).

The Zoom gatherings are open to all interested persons, including all Episcopalians and Anglicans around the world.   The meetings will occur for an hour at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24.  Each will begin with a short presentation, followed by group discussion.

  • Sept. 3: “Building Mission Companionship amid the Pandemic” with Mr. Bill Kunkle, GEMN Board member and executive director of the Dominican Development Group, which coordinates links between domestic Episcopal dioceses and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, and the Rev. Jeff Bower, chair of the Global Mission Commission of the Diocese of Indianapolis.  Host: the Rev. Dr. Grace Burton-Edwards, GEMN vice president, member of the Global Mission Commission in the Diocese of Atlanta, and member of the Standing Commission on World Mission.

 

  • Sept. 10: “Forming Christians for Mission amid the Pandemic” with the Rev. Holly Hartman, team leader for GEMN’s Mission Formation Program and global mission coordinator for the Diocese of Massachusetts.  Host: the Rev. Dr. Jim Boston, GEMN Board member and chair of the Global Mission Commission of the Diocese of Oregon.

 

  • Sept. 17: “How the Pandemic has Affected Episcopal Church Mission Personnel” with Ms. Elizabeth Boe, director of mission personnel for the Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, who coordinates the Young Adult Service Corps and Episcopal Volunteers in Mission.  Host: the Rev. Dr. Titus Presler, GEMN president, global mission liaison for the Diocese of Vermont and board member of Bridges to Pakistan.

 

  • Sept. 24: “Building on Companions’ Talents during the Pandemic with Mr. Dale Stanton-Hoyle, executive director of Five Talents, an international development organization that helps families living in extreme poverty save, invest and develop small businesses. Host: Ms. Molly O’Brien, GEMN Board secretary and staff member of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Seminary.

Register for Mission Thursdays with GEMN HERE. Once you have registered, instructions with the login information for the Zoom webinar will be sent to the email address you provide upon registration. For questions, please email gemn@gemn.org

The Global Episcopal Mission Network is a freestanding network of dioceses, congregations, mission organizations, seminaries and individuals dedicated to inspiring and igniting the joy of God’s mission throughout the church.

 

 


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