Register now for the Bishop’s April workshops

The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., was elected at a Special Electing Convention on May 18 to be the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.

The Rt Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Western Diocese of Michigan, will host a workshop at Grace Church on Saturday, April 1.

This annual gathering gives leaders in the Episcopal churches in the Traverse Deanery area a chance to connect, share thoughts and pray together. The Bishop’s presentation will be called “Adaptive Leadership in Reformation Times.”

There will be four breakout sessions that will include the following:

  1. Nuts & Bolts of Church Finances
  2. Discerning Our Own Racism
  3. Thinking Theologically in Today’s Culture
  4. Communications Tech Desk (for help with church websites and communications – please bring your laptops/tablets with you).

The workshops begin at 9:30 am with refreshments; the Bishop’s presentation starts at 10 o’clock. The event is free and lunch is provided. Childcare is offered. Please contact the office by March 28 if childcare is needed. You may register here.

The Diocese requests that all parish leaders, including vestry members (and especially NEW vestry members) and delegates and alternates to the Diocesan convention attend for the benefit of their role in the congregation. Staff members and leaders of ministries are strongly encouraged while other interested congregants are welcomed as well.

Contact Ann Hackett 231-947-2330 if you need help registering.