All Events will be held at:
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Friday, September 27, 2019
Registration will be open from 10 am-6 pm. The Exhibit Hall opens from Noon-4 pm. Snacks will be provided throughout the Synod.
1-4 pm Pre-Synod Training for Synod Facilitators presenting The Circle Way for those interested in facilitating a small group. The dialogic method will be used all weekend. The training will have theory, application and practice experiences and attendees are recommended to read the book, The Circle Way.
Gathering One: DISCOVERY Friday Evening Venue: The Ballroom
4:30 pm Invitational Music – A Call to Gather
6:15 pm Welcomes, Introductions, Event Overview and Prayer (Janet)
7:00 pm Short Film of Joan Chittister
7:15-7:30 pm Synodal Groups participate in an activity in the Plenary Room using the program booklet as a resource
7:35-8:30 The Introductory Experience: Breakout groups begin their introductions in small groups.
8:30-9-30 pm Opening Welcome Celebration--- Light Hors d’oeuvres & a beverage ticket.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Gathering Two: VISION & VITALITY
Exhibit Hall open from 10 am-6 pm (Some closings will occur during the breakout sessions)
8:30 am Invitational Music – A Call to Gather
8:45 am Speaker (20-30 minutes) Topic: Vision & Vitality
9:15-11:30 am Dialogue Breakout Session for Small Groups
11:30-1:45 pm Break for Lunch
Gathering Three: “FEELING” THE TENSION BETWEEN LAW AND LOVE
1:45 pm Invitational Music – A Call to Gather
2:00 pm Speaker TBA
2:45-4:45 pm Dialogue Breakout Session—Small Groups
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Gathering Four: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
7:00-7:15 am Invitational Music – A Call to Gather
9:15-9:15 am Speaker Practical Grassroots Transformation
9:15-11:15 am Dialogue Breakout Sessions in Small Groups
11:30 am Liturgy