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Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Event 5.0 -- Take the Book Out of the Box

***Registrations are closed for Big Event 5.0. Keep an eye out for BE 6.0 in early 2013.***

We're excited to announce plans for the Big Event 5.0, which will be held January 28 to February 2, 2012, on Carnival Elation out of New Orleans.

Take the Book out of the Box
Jenee Woodward, the author and collector of the study, preaching and worship website, "The Text This Week," will lead a workshop on the gospel texts in the weeks after Pentecost for Year B in the Revised Common Lectionary. We’ll seek worship interpretations of the scriptures that speak to the context of our local communities, just as Mark and John did in their gospels. These might include writing prayers and other liturgy, developing creative or interactive presentations of the stories, and even making videos we could take back with us. Think of the ship as a lab instead of a classroom, and come put the Extra in Ordinary Time!

Elation berthed next to Inspiration at Cozumel.
We're also delighted to let you know that the BE 5.0 cruise will be considerably less expensive than the last one even though it is the same length. The rates are $453 for an oceanview cabin and $413 for an interior cabin (per person, double occupancy). Given the growing interest in the Big Event, which almost doubled in size from 3.0 to 4.0, we've booked 25 cabins at these great rates.

To reserve your berth, please email RevGalBlogPals to request a brochure and registration form, and return the form with your deposit check for $100 by July 1, 2011. If you have already emailed, you don't need to send another one. If you indicated your interest in a blog comment or on Facebook, please send an email, to be sure we know of your interest. Thanks!

Whether you've attended before or not, we think you'll find the RevGalBlogPals Big Event 5.0 a marvelous combination of learning, sharing, community-building and what we like to call "gal-ship." We hope you'll join us!


  1. Sounds lovely. Maybe someday . . . .

  2. If you haven't gone but can possibly make it happen - do!!! Wonderful learning/renewing/bonding time. As I will be getting back from my honeymoon three weeks before the ship sails, I shall be out this year. But there had better be a BE 6.0 on those high seas!

  3. I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! Now I just have to figure out if I can do it -- would a CPE supervisor consider this "educational" or "I just want to leave DC in the winter"??? Hmmmmmm.....

  4. It is going to be SOOOOOO educational. It will help you prepare to preach, teach, study & live Ordinary Time B and leave you with your own set of resources we will develop together. And I PROMISE that part of it will be completely painless - interesting, engaging and really fun. Otherwise I wouldn't do it! Jenee

  5. wish I could, but so much is up in the air now.

  6. Can I still register if it's past July 1st?

  7. Jan, yes! We still have space. Send me an email and I will send you the registration form. revsongbird at gmail . com.


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