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Schedule

Thursday June 25  Not part of the Gathering but a recommended pre-Gathering activity! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
7:00pm-9:00 pm Concert to End Homelessness, a benefit for St. Stephen's Human Sevices
Featuring David Haas, Fr. Jan Michael Joncas, and Marty Haugen
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122 (we will have a bus from Concordia)

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Thursday June 25
10:00am-5:00pm Registration Open [Pearson Commons]

Friday June 26 Pre-Gathering

7:30am-8:30am Welcome Coffee and Rolls [Buenger Education Center]
8:30am-10:00am Catholic Social Teaching: We Speak and Act for Dignity and Justice [Buenger Education Center]
10:00am-11:15am Transportation (cars, buses)
11:15am-2:15pm Social Justice Involvement [various locations]
     #SJ01 Ascension Place: agency needs (maximum 6 volunteers)
     #SJ02 Cabrini Partnership: picnic with residents (maximum 6 volunteers)
     #SJ03 Cookie Cart: make cookies and be interviewed by the cookie makers (maximum 25 volunteers)
     #SJ04 Merrick Community Services: perform chores for seniors or families, work in food shelf, or possible youth program (maximum 8 volunteers)
     #SJ05 Minneapolis Crisis Nursery: make and serve a lunch for at-risk toddlers (maximum 6 volunteers)
     #SJ06 The Neighborhood House: re-bag items for food and household distribution (maximum 14 volunteers)
     #SJ07 Peace House: bring your musical instrument to play with Peace House musicians (maximum 3 volunteers)
     #SJ08 Peace House: conversation with our Spanish community (maximum 6 volunteers)
     #SJ09 Peace House: basketball in the park (maximum 5 volunteers)
     #SJ10 Project for Pride in Living: build raised garden beds or install rain gardens (maximum 8 volunteers)
     #SJ11 Second Harvest: pack food parcels, repack large donations (maximum 30 volunteers)
     #SJ12 St. Stephen's Human Services: Half a Day in the Life (maximum 10 volunteers)
     #SJ13 Women's Advocates, Inc.: bag food/household items, and tour facility and education on needs of battered women/families (maximum 6 volunteers)
2:15pm-3:30pm (approximately) Transportation (cars, buses) [meet at the Registration Area in Pearson Commons]
3:30pm (approximately) Arrival at Concordia

Friday June 26 Gathering Day 1

3:00pm-7:00pm Registration Open [Pearson Commons]
3:00pm-7:00pm Commercial Exhibits [Buenger Education Center]
4:00pm-6:00pm Information Tables [Library Technology Center, room 216]

5:30pm-6:30pm Light Supper [dining hall/cafeteria]
6:30pm-7:00pm Opening Welcome and Blessing [Buetow Music Center auditorium]
7:00pm-8:30pm Opening Plenary Session: Jamie L. Manson [Buetow Music Center auditorium]
8:30pm-10:00pm Welcome Reception [dining room/cafeteria]

Saturday June 27 Gathering Day 2 

7:00am-1:30 pm Registration Open [Pearson Commons]
7:00am-7:00pm Commercial Exhibits [Buenger Education Center]
8:00am-6:00pm Information Tables [Library Technology Center, room 216]
8:00am-7:00pm Faith Stories (click here to learn more and sign up for a slot) [Meyer Hall, room TBA]
7:00am-9:00am coffee [dining room/cafeteria]

7:30am-8:30am Centering Prayer [room LTC 219], or Laughter Yoga [band room], or Music Prayer [room MH 318]
7:30am-8:45am Breakfast - “Speed Dating” tables for each IEC community ‘meet and greet’ to talk about how other communities work [dining room/cafeteria]
9:00am -10:30am Breakout Sessions 1*
     #1A The Words We Say: We Say What We Mean [room LTC 213]
     #1B IEC's: Why Stay Affiliated With a Global Church? [room LTC 218-219]
     #1C Collective Voices: Sung Prayer at Liturgy [room LTC 217]
     #1E We are Many People: Nurturing Diversity and Fostering Everyone’s Gifts  [band room]
     #1F Who Writes the Check? Business Models for an Accountable IEC [room MH 315]
     #1G Two Visions: Research Reveals the Political realities of a Changing Church [room MH 321]
     #1H Communities Outside the Hierarchy: Exodus to the Promised Land? [room LTC 214-215]
10:30am-11:00am Break (on your own)
11:00am-12:30pm Saturday Plenary Session: Roger Haight: Meals With Jesus Along the Way: A Theological Spirituality for IECs [Buetow Music Center auditorium]
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch [dining room/cafeteria]
1:30pm-3:00pm Breakout Sessions 2* 
     #2A Breaking Open the Word: Two Experiences [room LTC 218-219]
     #2B Songs for Celebrating the Liturgy of Life [room MH 318]
     #2C Tasting the Reign of God: The Meal Ministry of Jesus [room LTC 214-215]
     #2D Where’s the bread? Let’s set the Table [room LTC 213]
     #2E Go Forth, Feed My Sheep: From Food Shelves to the White House [band room]
     #2F Young Souls, Young Hearts, Young Minds: Children’s Education [room LTC 217]
     #2G A Song is Somewhere to Begin [room MH 321]
     #2H Women in Liturgy and Ritual [room MH 315]
3:00pm-3:30pm Break (on your own)
3:30pm-5:00pm Breakout Sessions 3*
     #3A Primacy of Conscience, IEC Perspective [band room]
     #3B Transition: Building Bridges to a Better Church [room LTC 214-215]
     #3C Celebrating Together: Sacraments, Funerals, and Feasts, Oh My! [room LTC 213]
     #3D Nuts and Bolts of Making It Work: Models, Decision Making, and Governance of IECs [room MH 318]
     #3E “Gathering” vs “Being Sent”: Living the Gospel, Stages of IEC Development [room MH 321]
     #3F Twenty-first Century Parchment: Technology That Binds Us [room MH 315]
     #3G The Future of IECs [room LTC 218-219]
     #3H Actualizing the Francis Revolution In IECs: How to Activate and Mobilize an IEC [room LTC 217]
5:00pm-5:30pm Break (on your own)
5:30pm-7:30pm Supper: tables by topic, with facilitators beginning 6:00pm [dining room/cafeteria]
7:30pm-10:00pm Hangout [room LTC 218] or Sing along with Sara Thomsen [band room]
8:00pm-9:30pm Film "Romero" [room LTC 214]

Dignity-Twin Cities invites you to a wine/cheese reception for LGBTQ and allied friends:
Saturday, June 27, 7:30pm at the home of Jeanne and David Cornish. (821 Fairmount Ave St Paul)
Need transportation? Call Art at 651-278-6630 to make arrangements for a ride from Concordia.

Sunday June 28 Gathering Day 3

7:30am-8:30am Centering Prayer [room LTC 219]
7:45am-9:00am Breakfast - tables by topic [dining room/cafeteria]
9:15am-10:45am Closing Plenary: Miriam Therese Winter [Buetow Music Center auditorium]
10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:30pm Closing Liturgy: Collective Voices [Buetow Music Center auditorium]
12:30pm Adjourn

 

*Breakout sessions are located in the Library Technology Center (LTC) and Meyer Hall (MH)