The CongregationalWay of Faith with Rev. Dr. Arthur Rouner
November 1, 2, and 3 will be a special weekend to celebrate our CongregationalHeritage with the Reverend Dr. Arthur Rouner, Jr.Dr. Rouner
is the sonof a Congregational minister and was himself ordained to the ministry in1954.He has served churches in Williamsburg and Newton, Massachusetts,and was the founding pastor of the Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota,from which he retired in 1994.
retirement, Dr. Rouner
has ledThe Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation
, which conducts healing retreats inRwanda, Burundi, and Kenya with four warring tribes of the Kenya/Ugandaborder, and with Church leaders of the American Indian Reservations.Inhis work, Dr. Rouner
has focused on the themes of reconciliation, Congregationalchurch history, practical ecumenism, the life of prayer and healing, theissues of love and marriage, human sexuality, the doctrine and work of theHoly Spirit, the faith foundation of the American nation, and the wholework of pastoral ministry.
Our exploration of 'The Congregational Way of Faith' will begin witha brief evening prayer service on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in whichwe will celebrate the faith of the 'saints.' Following the service we willhave a time of refreshment and then Dr. Rouner
will address, "A PilgrimFaith for Today."
On Saturday morning, Dr. Rouner
will be joined byhis wife Molly to talk about their work of reconciliation at "Breakfastwith the Girls" at 9 :00 a.m.
Sunday morning Dr. Rouner
will be the featured preacher at the 8:45 and11 AM services.His
sermon title is: The Congregational Way of Reconciliation.Dr. Rouner
will be available for coffee and questions during the 'FirstThings at First' adult education session in the Social Hall at 10 a.m. Ourspecial weekend with Dr. and Mrs. Rouner
will conclude with a special serviceof Healing and Reconciliation at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, November 2 we will be pleased and honored to have as ourguest speakers Dr. Arthur Rouner
and his wife Molly who will share withus their experience in their Ministry of Reconciliation in Africa.