The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

Covenant Community

Fall Retreat, September 29

Please come to a half-day retreat to explore the concept of covenant community. Participants will engage such questions as: What are the essential elements of covenant community, from the perspective of the Old Testament? What prophetic possibilities might that suggest for our own lives? We will look together at two stories: 1 Kings 17 (Elijah and the widow of Zarephat) and the book of Ruth. Please bring your Bibles.

Ellen Davis The fall retreat will be led by Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology in The Divinity School, Duke University. The author of eleven books and many articles, her research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the ecological crisis and interfaith relations. A lay Episcopalian, she has long been active as a theological consultant within the Anglican Communion. Her current work explores the arts as modes of scriptural interpretation.

The retreat will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, 1415 Faber Street (in the Central Campus of Duke University), Durham. Childcare will be provided. Please contact the Congregation Office to make a reservation for childcare. The participant fee of $10 will cover the cost of a catered lunch. Please make a reservation for the retreat by contacting the Congregation office by Monday, September 24.

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You may choose to pay the fee by a check made out to "The Congregation at Duke University Chapel" with "September 29 retreat" in the memo line (placed in the Sunday morning offering plate, or mailed to The Congregation at Duke University Chapel, Box 90974, Durham, NC 27708-0974), or cash or check at the door on the day of the retreat, or by debit or credit card now.