Past Events

2013

ICM’s 2013 Series Part II — Dialogues at the Grass Root : Conversations on Ecumenical Understanding

February 15, 2013 8 am – Venue: Gannon University’s Nash Library, W. 7th and Sassafras, Erie

Guest Speaker: Rev. Andrew M. Edwards

Topic #2: “Pastoral Identity and Growth through Reading and Study”

Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County is sponsoring a series of monthly dialogues to discover elements of ecumenical development in the local Erie area since Vatican II (1962).  These grassroot conversations, though considering the past, will prompt current reflection about the future of ministry in Erie.  The dialogues, on the third Friday of the month, will be facilitated by Dr. Aaron Kerr, Asst. Professor of Philosophy at Gannon.

ICM’s 2013 Christian Unity Service

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm – Venue: Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 5312 Peach Street, Erie PA

Theme: “What does God require of us? ” (Micah 6: 6-8)
In the words of the prophet, “What does God require of you…but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County is sponsoring its Annual Ecumenical Worship Service in celebration of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” The resource materials for this year’s service were prepared by the Student Christian Movement of India, in consultation with the All India Catholic University Federation and the National Council of Churches in India.

This year’s local celebration will feature:
* “Voices of the Young Church” * Traditional Asian Indian-Inspired Prayer Chant * Drumming and Sharing Peace * Music and Prayers Celebrating Unity
A reception with light refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

ICM’s 2013 Series Part I — Dialogues at the Grass Root : Conversations on Ecumenical Understanding

January 18, 2013 8 am – Venue: Gannon University’s Nash Library, W. 7th and Sassafras, Erie

Guest Speaker: Sister Kathleen Dietz, F.S.O.

Topic: “Vatican II and American Culture”

Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County is sponsoring a series of monthly dialogues to discover elements of ecumenical development in the local Erie area since Vatican II (1962).  These grassroot conversations, though considering the past, will prompt current reflection about the future of ministry in Erie.  The dialogues, on the third Friday of the month, will be facilitated by Dr. Aaron Kerr, Asst. Professor of Philosophy at Gannon.

2012

ICM’s Fall 2012 Educational Event

October 10, 2012 9 am to 3 pm – Venue:  St. James AME Church, 236 E. 11th Street, Erie, PA

Guest Lecturer:  Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.

Theme:  “Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America”

Dr. McMickle is one of the leading African-American clergy in the country, having served since 1987 as Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland.  Dr. McMickle is an outstanding preacher, author of 14 books and former faculty member at Ashland Theological Seminary.

ICM’s Annual Meeting at Gannon University Waldron Center

October 9, 2012 5:05 pm Brief Business/Election of Officers

Dinner at 6 pm – $15 per person; reservations required

Keynote at 7 pm – Dr. Marvin McMickle, President Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School

Theme:  “Economic Justice in Today’s World”

ICM’s Spring 2012 Educational Event

“Leading in an Age of the Superquick Fix – Family Systems 101″

Guest Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Emlyn Ott, CEO, Executive Director of Healthy Congregations, Inc., Columbus, OH

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 9 am to 3 pm – Venue: Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th Street, Erie, PA

Registration: $35 (included lunch and validated parking)

ICM’s Christian Unity Worship Service Celebrating Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

“We Will Be Changed by the Victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ”

First Presbyterian Church of Harborcreek

6724 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek

Guest Speaker: Sister Mary Ellen Plumb, OSB

Clergy Seminar with Rev. John Downey

“Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM)”

Faith and Order Paper No. 111 adopted by World Council of Churches, 1982

2012 will mark BEM’s 30th Anniversary

4 session seminar — 3rd Thursday of Month at 10:30 am

(Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15)

First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (Rm. 119)

250 W. 7th Street, Erie, PA

2011

Fall 2011 Annual Meeting

“Faith, Values and Youth” – Joe Markiewicz

October 18, 2011 – 5:05 pm business meeting; 6 pm dinner

Mercyhurst College Heritage Room

Registration Required by October 11, 2011 – Cost: $25 per person

Fall 2011 Education Event

“The Teaching and Ethics of Jesus”

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Mark Allan Powell

Chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature

October 13, 2011 9 am to 2:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

(For more information, pdf brochure link)Powell Brochure 2011

9/11 – Prayer Service at the Warner

September 11 Prayer Service for Remembrance and Continued Healing

3 to 4 pm at The Warner Theatre, 811 State Street, Erie PA

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Director of Religion, Chautauqua Institution

(For more information, www.erieremembers911.org)

Spring 2011 Education Event

“There’s a Hole in the Sky…Tracking Down God in the Company of the De-Churched”

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Terry Giles, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Gannon University

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 — 9 am to 2:30 pm

First United Methodist Church, 707 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA

Spring 2011 Interfaith Dialogue

“Identifying Misconceptions, Building Bridges among Jews, Christians and Muslims”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 — 7 to 8:30 pm

Mercyhurst College – Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

co-sponsored with Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

2010

Fall 2010 Continuing Education Event

“A Middle Eastern View of the Birth Stories of Jesus”

Guest Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bailey, Th.D.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — 9:15 am to 2:30 pm

First United Methodist Church, 707 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA

October 2010 Annual Meeting

“Celebrating 35 Years Together>>>Re-Visioning for the Next 35!”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – 5:05 to 8:00 pm — Mercyhurst College, 501 E. 38th St. Erie, PA

Keynote Speaker: Mr. John Elliott, PE – President/CEO Economic Development Corp. of Erie Co.

“Faith and Public Leadership”

Fall 2010 Education Event

“Architecture as Art: Sacred Spaces in the Heart of Erie ”

Sunday, September 12, 2010 – 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael DeSanctis, Ph.D., Professor of Fine Arts at Gannon Univ.

2010 Tour of Sacred Spaces includes:

St. Peter Cathedral * Luther Memorial * First United Methodist Church – Erie

Spring 2010 Education Event

Continuing the Conversation – Ethical Considerations in an Age of Explosive Technologies”

Guest Speakers: Dr. Daniel McFee, Ph.D. and Dr. Kevin Sullivan, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – 9:30 am to 1 pm

First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th Street, Erie

 

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