From Oct. 28 to Nov. 8, The School of Theology welcomes two fellows-in-residence to Sewanee — Dr. E. Wayne Hill and the Rev. James D. McDonald, T’09.
Hill will focus on beginning the process of formulating, integrating and organizing a series of workshops that could be offered to congregations and through the lifelong learning program offered through Florida State University. Proposed workshop titles include “Coping with Grief and Loss: Finding Hope When Life Turns Dismal,” “Coping with Life Crises: Confronting Dangers and Opportunities,” “Respecting (re-visioning) Human Sexuality: Embracing Relational Opportunities and Challenges,” and “Resolving Conflict in Significant Relationships: Discovering Mutual Understanding and Empathy within Turmoil.”
McDonald is writing a booklet to help visitors to his church who are unfamiliar with the Episcopal Church better understand their form of worship. There are some publications available, but he and his vestry feel it would be better to have one specific to their church and their customary. While on the Mountain, he also wants to get a “refresher” on pointing collects, planning service, and liturgical music.