Ecumenical Council to Observe Christian Unity Week with Special Guest the Rev. Dr. John Armstrong
The Vermont Ecumenical Council will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) with several events featuring the Rev. Dr. John H. Armstrong, Chicago-based Minister of the Reformed Church in America and scholar of the Reformation. All are invited to the following:
Sunday, January 21 @ 3:00 PM – An ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held at the Catholic Center at the University of Vermont (390 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT) with a reception following hosted by the Catholic Center and Cooperative Christian Ministry, an ecumenical chaplaincy at UVM sponsored by six Protestant denominations. Dr. Armstrong will be the preacher at the service.
Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 PM – An ecumenical forum with John Armstrong commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be held at St. Michael’s College in the Pomerleau Alumni Center (1 Winooski Park, Rt. 15 and Lime Kiln Rd., Colchester, VT). The forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Armstrong about the recent film he helped produce about the Reformation, This Changed Everything, with responses and commentary by a panel of area Reformation scholars. The forum is free, and all are welcome.
While he is in Vermont Dr. Armstrong will also participate in several ecumenical gatherings of area clergy and congregational leaders in both Burlington and Montpelier, to promote Christian unity and cooperation, and encourage cooperation with other faith communities.
For more information please visit the website of the Vermont Ecumenical Council, http://vecncc.org.
About the Rev. Dr. John H. Armstrong
The Rev. Dr. John H. Armstrong is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. He founded and became the first president of the ACT3 Network (Advancing the Christian Tradition in the Third Millennium) in 1991; see https://act3network.com. ACTS3 is currently in the process of becoming an intentional ecumenical community designed for the healing of the North American church. He is the author/editor of fourteen books, including his newest book, Costly Love: The Way to True Unity for All the Followers of Jesus (New City Press, 2017). He serves as senior advisor to the Christian History Institute and has helped to produce several documentaries on church history and renewal, including most recently This Changed Everything! in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; see https://www.thischangedeverything.com. He was a keynote speaker at the 2017 National Workshop on Christian Unity in Minneapolis, MN in May 2017; see http://nwcu.org, and on Facebook “National Workshop on Christian Unity.” John is married to his wife Anita (1970) and has lived in suburban Chicago since 1969. He is the father of two adult, married children and the grandfather of two girls and two boys.