Schedule (subject to change):


Sunday, October 13:

  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Executive Committee Meeting
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner (Staff, ExCom, MERC)
  • 7:00pm: Membership and Ecclesial Relations

Monday, October 14:

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: Convening Table meetings
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Parallel track for seminarians and others not attending Convening Tables
  • 5:30pm: Awards Dinner
  • 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Opening Worship: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA) preaching.
  • Welcome and greetings from local, national, and international colleagues: Mary Ann Glover, Virginia Council of Churches; Jim Winkler, National Council of Churches; Rev. Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit, World Council of Churches.
  • Video: Doctrine of Discovery, Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Canadian Council of Churches, North American President, WCC

Tuesday, October 15:

  • 8:30am – 9:45am: Plenary: Ending Racism: Confronting our Past – Legacies of Slavery. Prayer and devotion.
  • 8:45am – 9:15am: Keynote Address: Legacies of Slavery
  • 9:20am: Load buses for Old Point Comfort
  • 10:30am: – Commemoration and recognition of the arrival of enslaved African persons and celebration of years of resistance, Dr. Agnes Abuom, Moderator, World Council of Churches
  • 12:30pm – Lunch and program with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • 3:30pm – Break
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Exploring complicity of U.S. church in legacies of slavery
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Dinner, World Council of Churches Relations Committee meeting
  • 7:30pm – Closing Worship, Ritual of Commitment: Ending Racism: Pointing Toward God’s Preferred Future and our next steps in that direction. Bishop Claude Alexander, preaching.

Wednesday, October 16:

  • 8:00am – 9:30am: Local and Regional Ecumenism Committee (LRE) meeting
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm: Meeting of the Governing Board