Comfort and Hope: An Ecumenical Conference/Retreat Exploring Christian Sources of Comfort in Sufferi (Comfort & Hope)

Venue: Brock University

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 07, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 20, 2012
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This is an ecumenical conference and retreat exploring Christian responses to suffering in ourselves and others with three intertwined themes:
1. Finding comfort, hope, and strength when we personally suffer, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually;
2. Finding and providing comfort when we journey with others who are suffering;
3. Exploring ways we can reach out to a suffering world.

The special theme for 2012 is deepening our friendship with God and each other in times of trial.

It is a non-profit event. The presenters have waived their presentation fees in order to reduce conference costs.

Conference Overview

The conference will include keynote talks, small group presentations and workshops (choice of three), ecumenical prayer, music, and fellowship. Please see website for details of presenters. On Saturday night there will be special entertainment consisting of inspirational story telling, poetry reading and a musical performance. A lounge will be reserved for informal socialization and a room will be set aside as a chapel for quiet prayer. On Saturday there will be a resource table that will include books for purchase.

All registration packages include a buffet breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday, buffet breakfast on Sunday, as well as refreshments Friday evening, Saturday mid-morning and evening, and Sunday mid-morning. All meals include a vegetarian option.

The conference will begin Friday evening at 7 p.m. with the first keynote address and will conclude Sunday at 12:30.