The National Episcopal Cursillo Conference will be held in Phoenix
on Oct. 27-30, 2011. All Cursillistas are invited. This is the first
opportunity in several years for Cursillistas in the Western U.S. to
attend an annual conference in this part of the country.
What does the National Episcopal Cursillo Conference have to offer?
Breaking Bread Together
One of the highlights of the conference will be the workshop on
Restarting/Renewing the Cursillo Movement in your area. People in the
5Cs area may be particularly interested in this session. This is a
chance to learn from the people who successfully restarted the Arizona
movement just a few years back.
The conference’s keynote speaker will be The Rt. Rev. Dorsey
Henderson, a longtime supporter of Cursillo who retired as bishop of the
Diocese of Upper South Carolina in 2009.
NEC CONFERENCE 2011 WORKSHOPS
4th Day First — a means for living out our Baptismal
Covenant more effectively through Piety, Study and Action What do they
really mean and why are all three important. The Fourth Day is the heart
of the Cursillo Method. Our heartbeat in this world of constant change
as the rhythm of living out our Baptismal Covenant through Piety, Study
and Action so that we and other Christians become the apostles that God
created them and us to be. This workshop explores that rhythm, what it
has been and, moreover, its possibilities. If you are seeking to make
4th Day living more effective and meaningful, this workshop is for you.
Revitalizing/Restarting your Movement — Member(s) of
the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Arizona share the obstacles and
successes they experienced as they started their movement anew after a
10 + year hiatus. It was not an overnight venture but one of prayer and
discernment, study, then apostolic action. This panel format will offer a
sharing of experiences along with an opportunity for questions and
answers. The panel is eager for others to describe their experiences and
concerns and to share their recommendations and encouragement as well.
It is an ideal workshop for dioceses looking to revitalize a tired
movement, and those who are exploring restarting movements currently on
Clergy — Recruitment of clergy and their Role in both
weekend and Fourth Day. Cursillo is not a Lay Movement. It is one of the
best examples of team ministry in the life of the church. Clergy and
Laity each have a significant role in the success of the Cursillo
Movement. This workshop is designed to help clergy better understand
and carry out their role, not just on the Three-day Weekend, but in the
Fourth Day as well. It is also designed to help diocesan movements
recruit, encourage and support clergy involvement in all aspects of
“What Would Jesus Tweet?” Did Jesus invent the
Internet? We may not know for sure! We do know that He’d encourage the
use of all resources to spread the word about Cursillo! The workshop
will address: Using electronic information technology to build and
sustain effective communication among Cursillo communities;
Cost-effective tools and resources for designing and maintaining web
sites, using listservs, and making the most of social networking
options such as Facebook and Twitter; Using technology to promote
Cursillo growth, without losing the heart of our person-to-person
approach. Are you involved in communication in your Cursillo Movement?
Newsletter, Webmaster, etc., this workshop is for you.
Informal Dialogue with the Keynoter. This dialogue will
provide an opportunity for participants to further explore the content
of the Keynote Address. As Bishop Henderson has been a long time
supporter of the Cursillo Movement, he is also a great resource on the
impact of Cursillo in the ministry of a diocese.
EPISCOPAL CURSILLO LEADERS WORKSHOP
There will also be an Episcopal Cursillo Leaders Workshop at the Conference, beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 a.m.
Why attend an ECLW? * To clarify the purpose and method of the Cursillo
Movement. * To provide a background on the intent of the founders of
the Cursillo Movement. * To give people involved in the Movement a
clearer understanding of their roles. * To learn about the tools
available to make the Cursillo movement an effective instrument in the
work of the church. * To help the various Diocesan Cursillo Movements
find ways to make their respective movements more effective. * To help
people deepen their commitment to Christ.
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND MORE
That link will connect you to:
NEC Conference Brochure
NEC Conference Registration (Download, Print, and Mail)
NEC Conference Registration (Online Registration)
Conference organizers urge us all who come to “take advantage of
what we learn from one another through the gifts each of us brings when
we gather. Then go home re-energized, refreshed, renewed to do the work
of growing Christ-centered leaders and changing our environments for
Christ. ”Come early or stay longer — there is much to see and do in
the Phoenix area. … There’s no place on earth quite like Arizona. It’s a
land of breathtaking canyons, lush desert valleys, crystal lakes, and
rugged mountain peaks. Whether you’re looking for world class resorts,
dining, golf and spas, or places to bike, fish, hike, or boat,
throughout the Grand Canyon State you are sure to find friendly
hospitality to match the warmth of the sun.”
Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel 2435 S 47th St
Phoenix AZ 85034 Hotel Reservations are made separate from Conference
Registration and directly to the Hotel.
Prior to October 1. Single, Double, Triple or Quad — $104.00 per night + tax (subject to room availability)
After October 1: Contact the hotel.
Make your Hotel Reservations directly to the Hotel by telephone at 480-804-6011 or online at http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PHXAHHF-NEC 20111024/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Name: National Episcopal Cursillo Conference October 2011 Group Code: NEC
Important notice: Do not use hotel.com, Orbitz, or any other booking method. In order to receive our meeting rooms without additional costs, it is important that you register to stay at the Hotel and through the Hotel indicating you are attending the National Episcopal Cursillo Conference. If we do not have sufficient room nights we will have to pay $20,000 to $40,000 to cover our meeting space. This would be a loss that Cursillo does not have the funds to cover.