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Why Serve 2011 registration deadline extended
for Episcopal young adults to explore lay, ordained ministry
A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color

[May 10, 2011] The registration deadline has been extended to May 15 for young adults of color to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2011: Discerning Godís Call.

Designed for those who feel a call to serve God, but arenít sure how or in what way, Why Serve 2011 will be Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5 at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

The conference is for young adults of color, ages 18-30, from throughout the Episcopal Church. It is sponsored by the School of Theology at the University of the South, and the Episcopal Church Center offices of Asian Ministries, Black Ministries, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Indigenous/Native American Ministries, and Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

According to Jason Sierra, Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministries Officer, "The Why Serve conference is a safe place to learn more about how your gifts might be used at various levels of the church, either as a lay or ordained minister. For young adults and especially young adults of color, we believe it is important that they engage in this discernment with peers whose experiences both challenge and reflect their own. Our tradition is wide and this event demonstrates our commitment to helping all members fulfill their vocational call to community, to leadership, and to ministry, whatever that call may look like."

Cost is $50 which includes meals, lodging, conference fees and ground transportation.

To register:

For more info contact: Angie Cabanban,, 212-716-6186.

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