What is January Adventure?


January Adventure is where thinking about your faith and the Church and learning about Jesus, the Scripture and Christianity may change your life! It's a conference in Emerging Christianity.

Epworth By The Sea where the conference is held.2018 is our 14th year with nearly 700 enrollees. Thanks for your support. Our next year's speakers are excellent and we expect our attendance to exceed last years. Registration begins in June and will be announced to those that are on our Newsletter mailing via email and also posted on this site. We anticipate next year's schedule to allow one the opportunity to enjoy both the pleasure of coastal Saint Simons Island and stimulating Emerging Christianity presentations.

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The JA 2018 Theme:


This Too is the Path:
Reimagining the Traditional and Reclaiming the Perennial


As the world grows smaller and inter–religious encounters become more frequent (and often heated), more and more people are searching for new ways of being with one another and with the One we call by many names. Some of us are reimagining the religious traditions to which we remain committed, others are reclaiming the perennial wisdom of every religion, and some are doing both. At next year's January Adventure, Barbara Taylor and Rabbi Rami will help us explore the riches of all three paths, speaking from their respective traditions about how we can honor the uniqueness of each faith and reveal the mystic heart of all faiths without demonizing believers or homogenizing beliefs.



ANNOUNCING!  REGISTRATION FOR
JANUARY ADVENTURE 2018 OPENS JUNE 1, 2017!!


As we write this missive, we cannot know what “The News” will be when Barbara Brown Taylor, Rabbi Rami Shapiro and Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin with special guest Noirin Ní Riain take our stage seven months hence.  But we do know that we will be better equipped to handle our knowings and not-knowings after we have gathered together as a body at Epworth by the Sea.  Barbara, Rabbi Rami, Owen & Moley — philosophers, scholars, musicians — will give us enlightened ideas to refresh our thinking.


“Reimagining the Traditional and
Reclaiming the Perennial”
January 12-14, 2018; (Still) $120/per person Registration Fee


Barbara Brown Taylor elaborates on the theme of our January Adventure 2018 program: “Some of us are reimagining the religious traditions to which we remain committed, others are reclaiming the perennial wisdom of every religion, and some are doing both.” Barbara and Rabbi Rami Shapiro will help us explore the riches of all three paths as they speak from their respective traditions about how we can honor the uniqueness of each faith and reveal the mystic heart of all faiths without demonizing believers or homogenizing beliefs.


Come a day early!


This year, we are actively encouraging Adventurers to come to St. Simons Island a day early.  Become tuned to your surroundings on January 11th, relaxing body, mind and spirit to receive the total JA 2018 experience refreshed.  In order to set the stage, we have arranged two happenings (optional, of course, and at no additional cost) for those who wish to participate.


On Thursday evening after dinner, we invite you to join us at historic Christ Church Frederica (c. 1884), just twelve minutes by auto from the Epworth campus, and gracing the grounds where there has been almost-continuous worship since General James Edward Oglethorpe landed on St. Simons In February, 1736, bringing John and Charles Wesley with him.  There you will experience an outstanding  example of “re-imagining the traditional”:  X Church, a candle-lit, meditative, choral service just completing its third year as a regular Wednesday evening feature at Christ Church. 


Owen and Molley and their MotherIn addition to adding music to each session of January Adventure 2018, on Friday morning, Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin and  Noririn Ní Riain will lead a discussion on Celtic Spirituality, opening doors to new ways of thinking.  This will be held at Lovely Lane Chapel (c. 1880) on the Epworth campus.


Register NOW!!

TO REGISTER FOR JANUARY ADVENTURE 2018,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Epworth by the Sea is accepting room reservations as of June 1, 2017, for January Adventure 2018:  arrival Thursday, January 11th or Friday, January 12; and departure Sunday, January 14.  If you are able to come a day early, be certain to reserve your room for Thursday, January 11, to Sunday, January 14.   Epworth by the Sea will extend the special January Adventure rate, three meals daily included for this additional night’s stay.


If you are lodging off-campus from Epworth, meals at Epworth may be purchased separately by signing up before December 30, 2017.


Act quickly!  January Adventure 2018 is sure to be an early sell-out!



You can print this flyer by CLICKING HERE.


You can read Barbara Brown Taylor and Rami Shapiro BIOs and more about the THEME of JA 2018 by CLICKING HERE.

 


To REGISTER and participate in January Adventure 2018, CLICK HERE. You can choose accomodations from the VENUE TAB on the menu bar as well as sign up for Epworth meal plans.