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October 2019

Register Today for the Christian Unity Gathering

October 14 - October 16
Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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This year the National Council of Churches will be marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America. At the Christian Unity Gathering, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, those assembled will join together in a public witness at Point Comfort, Virginia, where it is recorded that the suffering of millions began in a legacy that lives on today through systemic racism that ravages our churches, communities, and lives. This year's theme is Confronting the…

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27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues – Families and Food

October 21 - October 22
Nittany Lion Inn, University Park Campus, 200 W Park Ave
State College, PA 16803 United States
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The 27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues is scheduled for October 21 & 22 at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park Campus, State College, PA.   The focus for this year's symposium is Families and Food. Families play a crucial role in their members’ eating behaviors and orientations toward food. For example, mothers’ dietary patterns in pregnancy are linked to their infants’ food acceptance and children’s food preferences develop early in the context of family life. Later in development,…

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A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community

October 25 - October 26
Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series is scheduled for October 25 - 26, 2019, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.  With the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, the Symposium invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social…

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Pennsylvania Health Access Network Schedules Annual Conference

October 28
Harrisburg Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23 S 2nd St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is holding their 11th annual health conference on Monday, October 28, in Harrisburg at the Crowne Plaza. This year's theme is  "A New Path Forward: Moving Toward Fairer, More Equitable Healthcare in Pennsylvania".  One of the Keynote speaker's for this year's event is Commissioner Jessica Altman of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Commissioner Altman will give attendees up-to-date information on plans for Pennsylvania's new state-based health insurance marketplace -- which passed the PA legislature just…

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LARC Day of Dialogue Explores Division in Society, Division in the Church: Healing and Hope for the 21st Century

October 28
Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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This year’s Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic (LARC) Day of Dialogue will focus on how Christians can respond to political and theological division in society. The gathering is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Diocese of Harrisburg. The day will feature speakers from the three LARC traditions who will each discuss a different aspect of the day’s topic: • “Ecumenism’s Promise for this Moment in our World” – Dr. Maria Erling, Professor of Modern Church…

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November 2019

Opioid Crisis Seminar at United Lutheran Seminary

November 8 - November 9
United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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The 2019 Symposium of Evangelical Lutheranism in Appalachia and The Town & Country Church Institute present, “The Opioid Crisis: Seeking a Faithful Response.” The seminar is scheduled for November 8 & 9 on the Gettysburg Campus of the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS). The Opioid Epidemic is something that touches all of our ministries. This Symposium will offer an opportunity to learn about addiction, how to be a pastoral presence for those experiencing addiction and their loved ones. Opportunity for discussion…

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