Monday, February 7, 2011

2011 Armed Services and Federal Ministries Conference

All Episcopal chaplains serving in DoD components; the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the Federal Bureau of Prisons and their spouses are cordially invited to join Bishop Jay Magness and Carolyn at a chaplains’ conference they will host at the Roslyn Conference and Retreat Center,
8727 River Road, Richmond, Virginia
May 2-6, 2011.  Chaplains attending the conference will be responsible only for their personal travel expenses; all other conference fees will be paid by the Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

The conference will feature a renowned constitutional law professor speaking on the topic of religious respect, accommodation, and the First Amendment; representatives from the Church Pension Group speaking about pensions and subjects they address in their diocesan “Planning for Tomorrow” conferences; and an extensive program on community building for chaplains and spouses.  A Conference Chaplain will be responsible for all daily worship events.  On-line registration will begin in March 2011 and will be available at . 

The conference will commence on Monday evening with check-in starting at 1:00pm, a reception at 5:00pm followed by dinner, and a welcome by Bishop Magness.  A schedule of events will be posted online when the registration opens.  Regrets must be made in writing to Bishop Magness. 

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