The Diocese of Georgia is one of six dioceses across the country partnering in a new initiative by The Episcopal Church: Episcopal Revivals 2017-18.
Georgia’s revival, to be held under a large tent at Honey Creek Retreat Center on Sunday afternoon, September 17, will celebrate the new feast day of a Saint of Georgia, Deaconess Elizabeth Alexander, the first black female deacon in The Episcopal Church. The preacher will be our Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry. The Savannah Children’s Choir and Armstrong University’s Gospel Choir are among those who will provide music.
“We hope to encourage the people of the Diocese of Georgia to invite friends, especially those who may have left their previous churches because of a negative experience,” said Bishop Scott Anson Benhase. “Rather than the hell-fire message usually heard at revivals, with the Presiding Bishop’s help we will proclaim the liberating and life giving love of Jesus.”
The Presiding Bishop will also lead the opening morning of the Diocese of Georgia’s Fall Clergy Conference, scheduled to begin the next day.
Details about the September 17 event will be forthcoming in March.