2019 Triennial Keynoter & Preacher: The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop
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Deacons and supporters have a unique opportunity to attend the Association for Episcopal Deacons' Triennial Conference, in beautiful New England, next June 2019. The Most Rev. Michael Curry will be preaching on the evening of June 6 at our opening Eucharist, and providing the keynote on the morning of June 7.
The tentative list of workshops, presented by deacons and those in formation on Friday and Saturday, is:
Friday afternoon will include a trip to the Center for Reconciliation located in the Diocesan Cathedral of St. John in Providence. The Center’s mission is focused on social justice, racial equality, and racial reconciliation. This organization has part of its roots in the 2013 AED Triennial Conference and provides a variety of events and programs that create opportunities for learning, sharing and discussing America’s history of slavery, the slave trade in the North, and its legacies.
Saturday’s closing Eucharist will be held in historic Trinity Newport church in downtown colonial Newport. Conference attendees will be bused to Newport and have an opportunity to dine and explore the sights before returning to Providence on Saturday evening.
The Triennial will be located in the Renaissance Providence Hotel, across the street from the Rhode Island State House. It offers a very desirable location for access to transportation (Train station within walking distance for day trip to Boston), shopping, access to Center for Reconciliation, and green space for walking.
The event is still being planned. Details are subject to change; registration info to come.
Concerned about the cost of attending Triennial?
The bishops of Province I, in an incredible show of support for their deacons, have already donated over $13,000 so far, to underwrite the costs of this event. Other bishops are pitching in, and our goal is to raise enough money from them to reduce the cost of this event to the greatest extent possible. We are trying to double the number of those in attendance to 280. Options for inexpensive housing are being researched, as well.