Wednesday, 3 July 2013


A holy place of transformation for learning,healing and belonging • Summer 2013 • • 250-675-2421 • 1-866-694-2409
1159 Passchendaele Road PO Box 99 Sorrento, BC Canada V0E 2W0
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Early Days
of Sorrento Centre
An Interview with Jim Cruickshank
+ Friends
Sorrento Lay Training Centre
started in 1963 and Jim
Cruickshank was called to be
the first Director in 1965. The
current Director, Christopher
Lind, will interview Jim Cruickshank about
those early days and invite other participants
to fill out the story with tall tales and hijinks.
Week 2
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 7:30pm
What Time is it?
What Time is it Where You Live?
with Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr
Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Union
Theological Seminary, New York City
Some scientists say we are exiting one
geological age, the late Holocene, and live
on the cusp of a new one. They call this the
Anthropocene. While the chief characteristic
of the Holocene was relative climate stability,
the distinguishing mark of the Anthropocene
is the cumulative impact of human activities
on the planet's core surface processes – in
the air, in the oceans, across landmasses.
Do you see signs of a different time where
you live? If it is a different time, do we live our
lives in the same way?
Week 3
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Splendour burning
at the heart of things:
the Spiritual, Liturgical and
Physical Renewal of a
Northwest Episcopal Church
with Melissa Skelton, Rector at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, Canon for
Congregational Development
for The Diocese of Olympia
In 2005, St. Paul’s, an Episcopal Church near
the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington,
was thinking about merging with another
parish in order to survive. Membership and
finances were shrinking. The parish had lost
its confidence, but not its hope. Hear the
story of how through prayer and some very
specific actions the parish has not only
survived but thrived.
Week 4
Monday, July 22, 2013 – 7:30pm
Bringing the Bible to life
with Shamanism
with Dr. Jane Jensen
I’ll present a fresh look at the stone-faced
angel in Daniel, Balaam's talking burro, and
Jesus’ agricultural images among others. I’ve
studied the Bible from many perspectives
and been blessed to see the old, old stories
of my childhood through the lens of
Shamanism. I hope to bring the Bible alive
for you by blending my academic training
and Shamanistic spiritual experiences. This
talk will include readings from my recently
published book, Fire & Spirit A Woman’s
Visionary Epic.
Week 4
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – 7:30pm
A Community of Solitudes:
A Circle of Trust
with Dan Hines, Ministry Developer &
Priest for the Anglican Parishes of the
Central Interior
"If we are willing to embrace the challenge
of becoming whole, we cannot embrace it
alone—at least, not for long: we need
trustworthy relationships to sustain us,
tenacious communities of support, to
sustain the journey toward an undivided life.
Taking an inner journey toward rejoining
soul and role requires a rare but real form of
community that I call a “circle of trust.”
– Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness
Week 5
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – 7:30pm
Encounters with the Holy One
“In the Far Country“
with Michael Thompson,
General Secretary of the Anglican
Church of Canada
More often than not, it seems, we encounter
the Holy One in a time of dislocation, times
in which we are forced out of the patterns of
habit and familiarity that can both comfort
and anaesthetize us. This is a recurring
pattern in the biblical witness – in fact, the
Bible is more “a far country” than “familiar and
routine” when we read it attentively, and
don’t simply plunder it in support of some
project or other, or iron out its daunting
spiritual topography to make it manageable.
And it is a pattern in our lives, as what seems
like interruptions (sought or unsought and
perhaps unwelcome) turn out to be shot
through with holy mystery.
We will explore how the landscape of the far
country transforms our sense of God and of
ourselves with God.
Week 6: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 7:30pm
IN but not OF
with James Cowan, Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia
'Jonah' and 'The Life of Pi' speak to the present and future Church.
How the view from outside the walls of Nineveh and from a beach in Mexico
challenge our views of mission and survival. Faithfulness against all odds.