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Monday, August 17, 2009

Big News about BE Three!!!

We are excited to announce plans for RevGalBlogPals' third annual Big Event!

Our BE Three presenter will be Nanette Sawyer, the organizing pastor of Wicker Park Grace, a faith community that meets in an art gallery in Chicago. She represents the Presbyterian Church (USA) on the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches and is the author of the book, Hospitality--the Sacred Art: Discovering the Hidden Power of Invitation and Welcome (Skylight Paths, 2008.) Download free samples of the book here.

Nanette recently appeared on BlogTalkRadio's The God Complex, hosted by ring member Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow.

BE Three will take place on Norwegian Cruise Line's ship, Norwegian Sky, departing Miami, Florida on Monday, April 19, 2010, with stops at Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. We return to Miami early on Friday, April 23rd.

Cost including cruise and program for a shared cabin will be $432 for an inside stateroom or $482 for oceanview. A deposit of $200 will be due by October 25th, with the balance due January 20, 2010. We require a minimum of 15 participants and currently have space for 23 at these rates. We cannot guarantee the prices will remain the same for additional staterooms.

Please email to receive a brochure, which will include more specifics. We hope you will join us to explore the sacred art of hospitality!

Your BE Three Planning Committee,
Mary Beth, RevHoney, Vicar of Hogsmeade, Zorra and Songbird

(Look for Monday Meet and Greet again on the 31st!)


  1. Nanette's just wonderful.
    Should be a great BE!

  2. If she's booked the time and place are probably determined--can we learn them earlier than last year so we can decide/make plans?

  3. Sophia, the time and place are listed in the post. By "more specifics" to be listed in the brochure, we meant things like trip insurance, gratuities, departure and return times. The dates are set as listed in the post.

  4. woot! sounds awesome! i totally want to go! a church that meets in an art gallery? that is fantabulous!

  5. probably not possible for me. sounds interesting, tho.

  6. Hmm, I see them now...must have missed them yesterday somehow. My brain is still recovering from moving....

  7. sigh.... some day I will make a B.E. but 2010's is 2 weeks before my final project... so I will raise a virtual glass in honor of the RevGals...


  8. Wish I could go but our annual assembly (which I'm responsible for planning) is that weekend. *sigh* Hope I can make the next one!

  9. I also wish I could join you but just don't see it in the stars for me next year, also because it is over DH's birthday and I pledged to FINALLY do something meaningful for it next year... have a blast!

  10. wish I could but it would mean flying from the other side of the world during the run up to a national election - and that's not to be missed


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