The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging Annual Fall Camp
October 26-29, 2015
Fall Camp is an opportunity to spend time in the mountains of Virginia with other seniors (but we don’t have an age limit) from across the Commonwealth and from other states. The Camp is an attempt to take seriously the spiritual needs and journeys of primarily retired people. We attempt to challenge participants through keynote speakers, workshops, worship and interaction with one another.
We worship together in daily sessions, explore various issues, and participate in one or two session workshops (each session is an hour and a half) on a variety of topics. A social “half-hour” is held before dinner with appetizers provided by a different diocese each evening.
In addition to the scheduled activities, there is plenty of time to sit on the porches, visit with friends, relax, and enjoy the amazing scenery and to explore the surrounding area.
Click here for a registration packet
Click here to see the 2015 workshops.
2015 rates (per person)
Key Note Speakers: Ed and Kathleen Kilbourne
Ed Kilbourne has been our music resource and theme interpreter for Fall Camp for over 25 years. Joining Ed will be his wife, Kathleen. In addition, his long time friends, Tom Davidson and Missy Stratton Morgan willperform with Ed in concert on Wednesday evening.
Ed, a Methodist minister, is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned a reputation as one of America's cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song. Ed combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary with storytelling.
Kathleen, an ordained deacon in the Methodist Church, works with Master of Arts programs on the Charlotte, NC campus of Pfeiffer University in a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Over her career of 40 plus years as a church staff person and educator, she has led over 100 retreats, mostly for women, as a keynoter and presenter.
Chaplain: Sister Madeline Mary
Sister Madeline Mary is the Sister-in-Charge at the Community of St. Mary, Southern Province in Sewanee, Tennessee. The Community of St. Mary is an Episcopal Benedictine Community for Women. They have a long-time tradition of ministry to the poor and have recently begun a new project on their property: the “Organic Prayer Program.” This new project attempts to help people realize that their faith should embrace care for the environment.
Special Music with Tom Davidson and Missy Stratton Morgan
Tom Davidson is a singer and songwriter from Cheraw, South Carolina. Tom was in his teens when Ed was a guest at Tom's father’s church and Tom was coaxed to share some of his compositions. Ed considered him then, “0ne of the finest poets and pickers” he’d ever met. And he does to this day. Tom rarely performs in public. He has worked in a factory all his life and done his singing around his kitchen table on his grandparents farm. Missy Stratton Morgan graduated from Hollins College, has lived in Virginia, but now lives in Springville, Alabama. She has been in the arts all her life - as a dancer, composer and performer.
Ed, Tom & Missy have been a trio (The Davidson Cafe) for many years (They have known each other for over 40 years) and Tom’s compositions have been a part of Ed’s concerts. For the three of them, doing Tom’s music is an act of love, for each other and for the audience.
As our outreach project this year, we will remember Monacan Chief and long-time Fall Camp participant, Sharon Bryant, by donating to the Scatter Garden fund. Sharon had designed this space for her tribe, but did not have sufficient funds to construct it. Once the garden is completed, Sharon will be the first to be scattered there. Sharon died of liver cancer in June. [Please make checks to Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging with memo “Scatter Garden” ]
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