Register today for RevGalBlogPals REVive Iona: Renewal on the Edge – Being Church in a Liminal Time, led by the Reverend Liz Crumlish. This will be our second REVive retreat at Bishop’s House on the Isle of Iona, Scotland.

The Program

In this post-Christendom era, how might we be church, discovering anew God’s purpose for our communities and our calling to be part of God’s mission in the world? History demonstrates that Renewal in the church often comes from the edges, from movements springing up on the periphery of institutions. You are invited to participate in a time of discernment, learning and renewal on the beautiful island of Iona, from where, in the 6th century, St Columba banished women for fear they would make mischief. Come and make mischief with us!

REVive will provide 20 hours of Continuing Education.

Our Presenter

For the last 4 years, Scottish RevGal Liz Crumlish has been exploring these ideas with clergy and congregations in Scotland and beyond as part of a national project: Path of Renewal. Building on over 20 years experience in Hospital Chaplaincy and in Parish Ministry, Liz invites individuals to engage in a personal transformation that transforms communities. Read stories and reflections on Renewal here.

The Particulars

Our group will have all of Bishop’s House on Iona from April 18-25, 2020 (Saturday to Saturday). Daily worship and communal meals are part of the Bishop’s House experience. The cost is £600 per person for a shared room, or £675 for a single room. There will be 20 spaces available, 12 of them reserved for residents of the UK. There is some disabled access. (Based on today’s exchange rate, the approximate cost in US dollars is $730 for a double, $820 for a single.)

At our events, we welcome clergywomen regardless of denomination, as well as women engaged in other ministry work.

Registration Process

Because of the limited spaces available, we will hold a random drawing for both UK and non-UK registrants. Click here to register. Registration opens today, Wednesday, 21 August, 2019, and no registration forms will be accepted after 31 August, 2019.

  • Those chosen via the random drawing will be notified on Monday, 2 September, 2019, and invoiced for the required deposit of £300 (per person), which will then be due no later than 9 September to hold that space.
  • A second payment of £300 (double) or £375 (single) will be due on 17 January, 2020.
  • Members of the waiting list will be notified of their position on the list beginning 10 September, 2019.
  • Should a participant withdraw, any payments previously made will be refundable only if the spot is filled.

Founded in 2005, RevGalBlogPals creates support, resources and community for clergywomen and other women in ministry via our website, Facebook group and Continuing Education events. We are international and broadly ecumenical, committed to the work of anti-racism, and open to and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people.

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