Event Schedule

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11

Morning   

  • 10:30: Calvin Presbyterian Church: Map
    Preacher – TBD
  • 10:30: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church: Map
    Preacher – TBD
  • 11:00am: Metropolitan United Church: Map
    Preacher – TBD
  • 11:00am: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church: Map
    Preacher – TBD
  • 11:00am: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church: Map
    Preacher – TBD

Evening

5:00: Registration
7:00: Worship – Preacher: Rowan Williams
8:15: Leaders Panel Discussion – Patricia Dutcher-Walls, Terry LeBlanc, Susan Sparks, Rowan Williams


MONDAY NOVEMBER 12

Morning   

9:00: Worship – Preacher: Patricia Dutcher-Walls
9:30:  Lecture – Terry LeBlanc
10:30: Break
11:00: Workshop Session One

  • Anthony Bailey – Seeking Recovery from Addiction to Violence
  • Emily Bisset – How Theological Personality Affects Preaching
  • Stuart Blythe – Preaching as though Scripture is Addressed to Us
  • Scott Hoezee – With Healing in his Wings
  • Terry LeBlanc – Preaching in Times of Change
  • Lee Ann McKenna – Our Violent Scriptures: What’s a Christian Peacemaker to do?
  • Morar Murray-Hayes -Backing into Controversy: Art and the Word in Preaching
  • Susan Sparks – Preaching Punch Lines

12:15: Lunch

Afternoon

1:30: Lecture – Patricia Dutcher-Walls
2:30: Ask Away – Question and Answer period with panel of preaching professors and practitioners: Emily Bissett, Stuart Blythe, Scott Hoezee and Paul Scott Wilson
3:15: Break
3:30: 
Lecture/Interview Rowan Williams

Evening

5:00: Reception
5:30: Dinner
7:00: Lecture – Susan Sparks
8:00: Blessed are the Peacemakers – Songs & Stories of Peace – Rowan Williams, Cheryl Bear, Terry LeBlanc, Anthony Bailey, Lee-Anne McKenna and Iona Passage


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12

Morning

9:00: Worship – Preacher: Terry LeBlanc
9:30: Lecture – Rowan Williams
10:30: Break

10:45: Workshop Session Two

  • Paul Dekar – Preaching Peace in a Congregation with Conflict
  • Patricia Dutcher-Walls – Can we Preach Peace if God is Violent?
  • Stephen Farris – Getting Ready for Christmas
  • Cheryle Hanna – Embodied Preaching
  • Terry LeBlanc – Preaching in Times of Change
  • Susan Sparks – Preaching Punch Lines
  • John Vissers – Preaching on Empty
  • Paul Scott Wilson – Preaching to a Felt Need

12:00: Worship – Preacher: Susan Sparks with musical guest Iona Passage

12:45: Lunch

Afternoon

2:00 – 5:00:   FINE-TUNED PREACHING

Fine-Tuned Preaching is an additional session which offers tutoring with a leader in a small group and requires the preparation of a twelve-minute sermon or twelve-minute portion of a sermon in advance.  Registration is limited to five participants per group.  As the groups fill there may be an additional group or groups added.

  • Group 1 led by Susan Sparks
  • Group 2 led by Patricia Dutcher-Walls
  • Group 3 led by Paul Scott Wilson
  • Group 4 led by Stuart Blythe
  • Group 5 led by Scott Hoezee
  • Group 6 led by TBD