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Weaving Our Gifts: A Conference of Catechists

October 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021

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Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams will offer “Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation, Parts I and II” on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

This year, for the first time ever, Weaving Our Gifts will be held online. Join us in community to deepen our understanding of the Psalms, share our own studies and work in peer presentations, pray together, socialize during breaks, and look at CCTheo resources. Everything but the food!

Weaving Our Gifts Schedule

Friday, October 29

7pm-9pm Join us to connect and socialize on Wonder

Saturday, October 30

1-1:30 EST  Gathering Prayer and Welcome

1:30 – 1:45 EST  Break

1:45 – 2:45 EST  Keynote: Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, “Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation, Part 1”

2:45-3:15 EST  Wonder Break

3:15-4:15 EST Breakout Sessions

  • Deb Zeni: “Leading Children to the Threshold of the Creator”
  • Elizabeth Vice: “Decolonizing our Atrium”
  • Karen Broering and Kate Weber “Adapting CGS for an At-Home Experience”
  • Sr. Kathryn Press: “Other Forms of Service: A Catechist Outside the Atrium”
  • Suzanne Haraburd: “Finding Sweetness: a Torah Scholar’s Reflections on Creation”

4:15- 4:30 EST Wonder Break

4:30 -5:00 EST Looking Ahead: Online Courses, Conferences and Conversations

5pm-? EST Social time (Wonder)

Sunday, October 31

1:00-2:00 EST Breakout Sessions

  • Alice Liu: “Planting ‘Mustard Seeds’ in Taiwan”
  • Jodi-beth McCain and Anita Vincent: “Steps Towards an Anti-Racist Atrium”
  • Mary Ellen Galvan: “Writing an Icon”
  • Melinda Melone: “Intentional Community Building in the Elementary Atrium”

2:15-3:15 EST Keynote: Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, “Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation, Part 2”

3:15- 3:45 EST Wonder Break

3:45 – 4:45 EST Breakout Sessions

  • Kenani Burns: “The Social Location of Your Atrium”
  • Catherine Maresca: “Discussion of the Benefits of Hybrid Learning”
  • Catherine Powell: “Sacred History in the Art of the National Cathedral”
  • Jane Scheuermann: “Montessori Theory”

4:45 – 5:00 EST Closing prayer

Reviews from past participants of Weaving Our Gifts:

“It is indeed the most helpful conference I’ve been to in terms of faith formation, and of course, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.”

“Riveting, challenging, nourishing.”

“Great, honest dialogue — I am learning and being stretched (which is a good thing).”

“Each year the variety [of presentations] increases and shows how alive and growing the Catechesis is….In fact, the workshops are so energizing that I want to attend everything!”


October 29, 2021
October 31, 2021
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Catherine Maresca
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