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Family Ministry Conference to be held September 20-23, 2017 in Pittsburgh

“As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” – John 20:21

NEW YORK – The Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese will host its second family ministry conference, The Orthodox Family in a Changing World, in an effort to explore critical issues in the family life-cycle and practical methods to address them in the parish and the home.

Keynote presentations will be offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh; the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Steven Christoforou; and Orthodox blogger and author Elissa Bjeletich.

Through multiple forums, the conference will provide an opportunity for dialogue on topics of elder care, addiction, special-needs families, the effect of technology on relationships, and sexuality. Other activities will include highlights of outstanding family ministry examples across the Archdiocese and a poverty simulation organized by FOCUS North America.

The conference welcomes clergy, pastoral-care workers, ministry leaders, and laypersons interested in the development of family ministry in their parishes. A generous grant from Leadership 100 will aid in funding the event. For more information on the conference schedule, registration and accommodations, visit family.goarch.org. A reduced ‘early bird’ registration rate is offered through July 30th.

CENTER FOR FAMILY CARE
79 Saint Basil Rd.
Garrison, NY  10524
Phone: 646-519-6695
Email: [email protected]
Web: family.goarch.org
 

The Center for Family Care nurtures and empowers stewards who, at the forefront of ministry within the home and parish family, navigate the joys and challenges of life. Grounded in prayer and through multifaceted resources, trainings, and collaboration with the ministries of the Archdiocese and metropolises, we foster the building up of the Body of Christ.

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