The Diocese of Northerm Michigan offers an annual training event for LifeCycles, the mutual ministry/baptismal ministry process (learn more about LifeCycles here). To find out more about this training program, contact Jane@upepiscopal.org. The announcement of the next session is below:
VISITORS WEEKEND: EXPLORING MUTUAL MINISTRY
NOVEMBER 4-6, 2011
This event is designed to offer an opportunity for persons to experience community life as lived from the baptismal covenant in the Diocese of Northern Michigan (also called Mutual Ministry, Total Ministry, Local Collaborative Ministry, and Baptismal Ministry).The Weekend begins with a Friday morning orientation session in Marquette, followed by morning and afternoon sessions, with an informal evening meal. We strongly recommend using Thursday as a travel day.On Saturday, the group participates in a gathering with members of several congregations who have experienced Mutual Ministry first hand, including storytelling, questions and answers, and general discussion. Saturday evening is spent with members of host congregations, and on Sunday morning a Eucharist is experienced with the local community. In the evening, a debriefing session is held during supper, with special emphasis on relating the experience to one’s home setting. It is recommended that Monday be reserved as a travel day for the return trip (unless the visitors is staying on for the LifeCycles Companion Training session).
There is a registration fee of $175 per visitor for the Weekend, which covers materials, some meals and other incidentals.
For more information, contact Jane Cisluycis at the Diocesan Office:
131 E. Ridge St., Marquette, MI 49855
By phone 906-228-7160; or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org