Beloved Community: From Formation to Action- Featuring Fred Plumer

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The Beloved Community: From Formation to Action – October 10 & 11 2008

Featuring:

Progressive Christians Uniting’s Executive Director – Peter Laarman

The Center for Progressive Christianity’s President – Fred Plumer

Emergent Cohort Pastor and Artist – Troy Bronsink

* Networking events for church leaders and for individuals In practicing communities of faith grounded in PC theology and practice ,

* Plenary addresses from leaders: both the formation end of the spectrum and the “in the trenches” action end of the spectrum,

* Faith in Action presentations from groups in the Atlanta area doing social justice work

* Faith in Action discussions putting hard working hands, hungry hearts and passionate minds together with social justice agencies who are in the mission field

* Worship opportunities – engaging our hearts, minds and bodies in worship that sparks action, and working groups around pertinent issues and PC response.

* Information and fellowship for those seeking way to become such communities of faith without doing violence to tradition and scripture,Travel help for Beloved Community

Schedule of Events

The Beloved Community: From Formation to Action
Progressive Christians Uniting in Atlanta
Presented by The Progressive Christian Cooperative

Friday October 10
5:00 – Registration table opens; displays opens
6:00 pm Evening prayers
6:30 pm Coffee & conversation -
7:00 pm-8:00 pm – Plenary Address – Fred Plumer – The Spiritual Foundation of Progressive Christianity
8:30-9:30 pm – Call to Action Presentations (Opportunity for local action groups to introduce themselves and take 5minutes to tell their story)
9:30 pm After hours fellowship at Six Feet Under

Saturday October 11
8:30 am Morning prayers
9:00 am Coffee & conversation
9:30 am-10:15 am Plenary Address – Peter Laarman
10:15 am-10:45 am Questions and Conversations- Rev. Laarman
10:45 am- 12:00 Break – visit the exhibits and author Candace Chellew-Hodge – Bullet Proof Faith
12:00 am-1:15 Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Plenary Address-Fred Plumer – Creating Progressive communities of Faith
2:00pm – 2:30 Questions and conversation- Rev. Plumer
3:00 pm-3:45 pm Address Troy Bronsink
4:00pm-4:15pm Break
4:00pm-4:30 pm Questions and conversation -Rev. Laarman
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner Break
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Panel Discussion
7:30 pm Worship of Sending Forth
9:00 pm After hours fellowship at local coffee shop or pub

 

TRAVEL IDEAS AND HELP FOR THE CONFERENCE

Event Location
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Grant Park
501 Grant Street, SE Atlanta, GA 30312 | stpaulgrantpark@earthlink.net | phone: 404.688.7501 | fax: 404.688.4421

http://stpaulgrantpark.org/

Hotels

Closest to Event

Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Capitol Conference Center
450 Capitol Avenue
Next to – TURNER field
Atlanta
GA
Hotel Front Desk: 1-404-5912000 | Hotel Fax: 1-404-5912001

http://www.hiatlanta.com/

The Comfort Inn – Atlanta
795 Pollard Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30315
404.658.1610
1.800.4CHOICE

http://www.turnerfielddowntowninn.com/

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE • Atlanta, Georgia 30303 • United States • Map
Phone: (404) 659-6500

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1144&ES=DESTATL_HOME_SI_1144_ATL

Other Recommended Hotels

Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown

* 590 West Peachtree Street NW
* Atlanta, Georgia 30308 USA
* Phone: 1-404-881-6000
* Fax: 1-404-815-5010
* Sales: 1-404-815-5011
* Sales Fax: 1-404-815-5350

 

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