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Ecumenical Relations

Memorial Celebration for Robina Winbush and more

 

Services on May 30, 2019
will be live-streamed via Facebook Live at
 https://www.facebook.com/spiritofga/.
 

General Information
Registration
Healing the Nations Conversation Overview
Travel & Accommodations
Schedule of Events
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General Information

Thursday May 30 - Saturday June 1, 2019
Please note that both the memorial service and the conversations will now both take place at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) National Office (100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, Kentucky 40202). The memorial service will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 30. The Healing the Nations Conversation will begin at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 30 and will continue until noon on Saturday morning, June 1. The complete schedule is available below.


 

Healing the Nations: A Theological Conversation about the Witness of the Church in these Troubled Times

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit; producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed shall be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
- Revelation 22:1-5

We live in troubled times. Racism, religious violence, xenophobia, economic inequality, mass migration and climate change threaten the global order. Civility and diplomacy have all but disappeared in the halls of power.  We believe our church along with our partners in the ecumenical movement has a responsibility to confront this moral crisis in our nation  but too often we are distracted by our own internal challenges and neglect our calling to bear witness to Christ’s love and justice in the public arena.

As we gather to remember and celebrate Robina Winbush’s contributions to the ecumenical movement, it is an appropriate time to honor her by  considering the role of the church  in these times. Robina  challenged the ecumenical movement to look beyond itself - to live as if God’s promises for a just and equitable world could be achieved.  We invite our ecumenical partners to grapple with questions that we think Robina would be asking:

  • What impact is the church  making in addressing the moral and ethical issues of the day?
  • What impact should the church be making?
  • What is our calling and commitment as the Presbyterian Church in the United States to be relevant, to join with Christ in the transformation of the world in today’s context?

During our time together we will use Revelation 22: 1-5 as a lens for addressing  these questions and think together about the possibilities for strengtheing our collective witness as we move forward.  

Please join us as we gather to remember Robina’s legacy  and her many contributions to the ecumenical movement. Most importantly, may we hear her voice, calling the church to bear witness to the moral life of the nations for the sake of peace and justice in the world.

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Travel & Accommodations

Recommended travel dates are Wednesday May 29 for arrival and Saturday June 1 (after noon) departure. The Louisville International Airport (SDF) is located about 8 miles from downtown where the Presbyterian Center is located. For those visiting Louisville, KY for the first time click here for more information.

A limited number of rooms are available at discounted rates at several hotels in downtown Louisville, all within walking distance of the Presbyterian Center.  We've passed our deadlines but it's possible rooms are still available. A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
100 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY  40202
$143 per night plus 16.07% tax
Includes complimentary airport shuttle, Wi-Fi; Parking - $14/day
Cut off – May 20
Book your group rate for PCUSA Celebration

Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown
100 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
$119 per night plus 16.07% tax
Includes complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi; Parking - $19/day
Cut off – May 20
Book your group rate for PCUSA

Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown
101 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
$134 per night plus 16.07% tax
Includes complimentary airport shuttle, breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking
Cut off – May 20
Book on-line at http://group.hamptoninn.com/pcusa or
Call 502-585-2200 – mention PCUSA Celebration

Springhill Suites Louisville Downtown
132 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
$129 per night plus 16.07% tax
Includes complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi; Parking - $19/day
Cut off – May 20
Book your group rate for PCUSA

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 30       
10:00 am Memorial Service for Robina Winbush
Presbyterian Center
  12:30 pm Luncheon for Memorial Service attendees
Presbyterian Center
  2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Healing the Nations: A Theological Conversation about the Witness of the Church in these Troubled Times
Presbyterian Center

Friday, May 31 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Healing the Nations conversation continues
Presbyterian Center
  12:30 p.m. Luncheon for those participating in the Conversation
Presbyterian Center
Saturday, June 1 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Healing the Nations conversation continues concluding with closing worship
Presbyterian Center

 

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