Gustavus to Host Association of Congregations Convention

Posted on April 17th, 2008 by

The Rev. Jack Fortin will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Association of Congregations Convention.

The Rev. Jack Fortin will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Association of Congregations Convention.

The 21st annual convention of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations will be held Saturday, April 26. Gustavus will host pastors and delegates from the 523 Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations from the state and across the country that are current member congregations of the association.

The Rev. Jack Fortin will deliver the keynote address, titled “The Centered Life.” In his book titled the same, Fortin exposes the myth of a life in “balance” compared to one that is centered in Christ. Fortin was previously the Executive Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

The morning Chapel service will feature homilist Rev. Paul Harrington along with performances by the Choir of Christ Chapel and the Christ Chapel Bells.

During the day, Association delegates will elect members to the Board of Trustees of the College and the Board of Directors of the Association. The Covenant Award will also be presented to an individual who has made distinctive contributions to strengthen the partnership between the College and congregations of the Church.

The entire schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration and coffee, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
  • 9:30 a.m. — Morning Worship, Christ Chapel
  • 10:10 a.m. — Association Business Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. — Keynote Address, Rev. Jack Fortin, Christ Chapel
  • 12:00 p.m. — Luncheon, Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union
  • 1:10 p.m. — Workshops Session I, various locations
  • 2:10 p.m. — Workshops Sesstion II, various locations
  • 3:00 p.m. — Closing Reception, O.J. Johnson Student Union Foyer

For more information on the convention click here or contact Marilyn Beyer in the Office of Church Relations at 507-933-7001.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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