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Beloved Community: From Formation to Action- Featuring Fred Plumer

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


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



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


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October 10, 2008
October 11, 2008
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Atlanta GA United States
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