A Memorandum to all Armed Services and Federal Chaplains:
I am sure you will be pleased to know that we are well underway with our plans for the upcoming annual Training and Development Conference that we will have at the Roslyn Conference Center in May. Last week our planning team held a significant day-long meeting at Roslyn to go over the elements of our conference to ensure that our process meets the needs of Episcopal chaplains and spouses. One of the important products of our meeting was to ensure that we know “why” we are going to the expenses and making the personal expenditures to hold this conference. The determination of why is largely based in a clarification of our short and long term objectives, which are:
Build our community of federal chaplains in The Episcopal Church
Connect with The Episcopal Church
Deliver the church’s ministry within a federal context
Each of these objectives could stand alone and be the basis for an entire conference. However, when time is of the essence and needs are critical, we know that we must seize the moment and give you what many, many chaplains have told us that you need. This May we will Build, Connect and Deliver.
Today I need for each one of you to do something: go to http://events.SignUp4.com/federalministries2011 and register for the conference. Our registration cut-off date is April 16th, 2011.
The Right Rev’d James B. Magness