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More pictures from our 2016 Spring Gathering, “He Restoreth My Soul”

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“He Restoreth My Soul” Part 2

Following our “Painting With A Twist” opening the clergy spouses of our diocese stayed over for a meditative retreat led by our own Evoleon (Marilyn) Hill.  One of the parts of the retreat was learning to be present with life.  Below you will find Sherre Henley’ photo journal.

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“He Restoreth My Soul”

March 11-13, 2016 the CSA of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida held their annual Spring Gathering. We opened with a Wine and Cheese Reception followed by dinner and a painting activity that was all opened to all clergy as well as our CSA members.

"Beard extension" for the Canon to the Ordinary!

“Beard extension” for the Canon to the Ordinary!

The painting activity was led by a nationally known group called “Painting With A Twist”. The piece we worked on was “The Faith Tree”. It was very interesting to see the number of different interpretations of the same lesson.

It was a fun night for all who came.

Here are some pictures from the night for you to enjoy.

"He Restoreth My Soul" 2016 Spring Gathering "Painting  With A Twist"

“He Restoreth My Soul”
2016 Spring Gathering
“Painting With A Twist”

Listening and getting instructions

Listening and getting instructions

Date Night for Clergy and Spouse

Date Night for Clergy and Spouse

Concentrating

Concentrating

Different interpretations

Different interpretations

"Does your's look like this?"

“Does your’s look like this?”

Various interpretations

Various interpretations

Joe

Joe

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Smile Terri!

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Naples Deanery Clergy Family Picnic

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

The Rev. Alice Sadler, The Rev. Jean Hite, Bonnie Jean Durning, and Esther Gonzalez are chatting.

The Rev. Alice Sadler, The Rev. Jean Hite, Bonnie Jean Durning, and Esther Gonzalez are chatting.

The Rev. Bill Faupel and The Rev. Roy Allison flip burgers and talk.

The Rev. Bill Faupel and The Rev. Roy Allison flip burgers and talk.

Jan Maiocco announces the prize for the biggest contribution of non perishable food items for St. Matthew's House.

Jan Maiocco announces the prize for the biggest contribution of non perishable food items for St. Matthew’s House.

The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff and the Rev. Edward Gleason have a moment to chat.

The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff and the Rev. Edward Gleason have a moment to chat.

Jan Maiocco, Bonnie Faupel, and Bonnie Jean Durning are enjoying each others company.

Jan Maiocco, Bonnie Faupel, and Bonnie Jean Durning are enjoying each others company.

The Rev. Mike Basden takes a few minutes to chat with Canon Durning.

The Rev. Mike Basden takes a few minutes to chat with Canon Durning.

The Rev. Tara McGraw prepares the buffet table in readiness for the cooked foods while the Maiocco and Allison girls wait to eat.

The Rev. Tara McGraw prepares the buffet table in readiness for the cooked foods while the Maiocco and Allison girls wait to eat.

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The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

Naples Deanery Clergy Family Beach Picnic
Sunday, August 24th, more than 25 members of the Clergy and their families of the Naples Deanery gathered at the Delnor Wiggins State Park and Beach for a Picnic and Beach Party. Clergy families from each and every congregation in Naples and Marco Island were represented as well as the Durnings from the Diocese. They welcomed new people and Bid a fond farewell to others.
The group welcomed new members such as The Rev. Jean Hite, who just began at St. Mary’s Church in Bonita Springs as an Assistant and Dr. Richard Gonzalez and his wife Esther who is the new Postulant for Holy Orders who is helping at St. John’s Church and The Rev. Bill Faupel and his wife Bonnie who are helping at St. Paul’s Church.
As Naples Deanery was getting new people, they also lost some to the Tampa Deanery. The Rev. Roy Allison and his wife Marcia and daughter Heather were moving to St. Mark’s Church as the new Rector Family. The Rev. Alice Sadler was moving to be the new Assistant at St. John’s Church and School in Hyde Park.
The group shared stories, played games, brought non perishable food items for St. Matthew’s House, and ate hamburgers and hot dogs. At the end everyone watched as Marcia fulfilled the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS with Fr. Kyle Bennett’s help in pouring (ever slowly) the ice water on her head as Fr. Roy recorded the entire agonizing process. Fun was had by all – just look at the pictures.
Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

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The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

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