Monday, June 15, 2009

Giving Voice--Living community in the 21st Century

We had our 4th annual Giving Voice Conference: Living Community in the 21st Century this weekend at the very lovely Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI (Yeah SSSFs baby!)For our opening ritual we asked participants to send in photos illustrating their congregation and people who are important to them and describe "Where We've Been and Where we Are". Throughout the week we took many photos and today at our closing liturgy we integrated the photos into our opening one with the 3 songs we used for reflection these days. (there are a couple GV bonuses from many of our gatherings too!) I hope you enjoy this picture video....we had a blast.

I'm going camping for a week now with some of my GV friends. I'm so excited to just be in nature and relax and um...relax and oh yeah...maybe just relax. I'm sure there will be pictures and stories to share from that too! :)
Thanks GV was a fantastic weekend! I love religious life...and I'm committed to it's future! WOOOOO HOOOO! YAY for Party buses and butterfly pictures!

PS I know there are photo repeats...let's just say: 2:30a.m. last night of conference. :)


Kelly_SSJ/A said...

Awesome! I am glad to hear you had an awesome time. You all are definetly a witness and a force to be reckoned with as we head into the future! May our world become a better place as we work to seek Gods reign anew and stand on the shoulders of the strong women and men who have come before!

eily said...

Hi Sr. Katy. What songs are in the video? They are amazing.

Lisa said...

Katy, these images and the music are awesome! Please share the titles and singers of the songs (I think the third one is Earth Mama, right?).

Lisa said...

Katy, very awesome photo collage! It gives a real feel for the experience of the Giving Voice encounters. I want to ask you for the titles of the songs that provide the backdrop (I think the third one is Earth Mama singing "Standing on the Shoulders" but am not sure about the other two).