2014 Fall Camp
The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging will offer its annual Fall Camp on October 27-30, 2014
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.
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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.
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Terry Hershey is an inspirational speaker, humorist, author, organizational consultant. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, The Power of Pause, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. For more in Terry visit his website www.TerryHershey.com.
The Rt. Rev. Martin Townsend
This year’s Chaplain is The Rt. Rev. Martin Townsend, the retired Bishop of the Diocese of Easton, Maryland. He was born in England and emigrated to the United States in 1957. He received his Divinity degrees from VTS. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Central New York in 1969, serving as Rector in several parishes. In 1992 he was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Easton where he served until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement, Bishop Townsend has served as Interim Rector for parishes in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
Singer, Story Teller and Folk Theologian
Ed is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned areputation 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 a storytelling style often compared to that of Garrison Keillor, the radio humorist from 'Lake Wobegon'.
Ed's wife, Kathleen, is a United Methodist minister. They make their home in the country, near Rock Hill, South Carolina and on Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida.
For more information email Sophia@cvalink.com or call (540) 894-5330.