Bishop Stanovsky offers invite to Bishop's Symposium
A pastor, a rabbi and an imam. . . NO JOKE!Come be blessed! Christians are called to love God, neighbor, stranger and enemy. But love is not just a duty, it is also a blessing. Wherever bridges are being built, God is at work. Come see what God is up to.
I’m writing to encourage you to join me on March 7 in Boise for the Bishop’s Symposium. The No Joke Live team and Brian McLaren – author, speaker, activist and public theologian – are offering an Oregon-Idaho United Methodist pre-event before the Northwest Leadership Institute (NLI) sponsored by Boise First United Methodist Church on March 8 and 9. They will invite and equip us to build bridges across the differences that divide our communities: culture, income, language, religious tradition and sexual identity, nation of origin, politics.
In October, we announced three ways to participate in the Bishop’s NO JOKE Symposium this year.
- The first was last November in Seattle – TOO LATE!
- You can still get the No Joke video and book from the Regional Media Center and use it to spark conversation in your congregation and community.
- BEST OPTION: Come be blessed in Boise, March 7, and stay for NLI March 8 and 9.
I’ll see you there,
Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky
Bishop’s Symposium = NLI Pre-Conference EventThe Symposium begins at 12:30 p.m., March 7, the day before the Northwest Leadership Institute (NLI) at Boise First United Methodist Church on March 8-9, 2018. When you register, it’s called the “Pre-Conference.” The Symposium is free if added to your NLI registration. If you come only for the Symposium, the cost is $30. Register online via the First United Methodist Church website for both events. A $10 early bird discount ends January 31. If you are under age 30, NLI is free!