Your invitation to the “We are Presbyterian” Project

UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE

  • ADJUSTING AND ADAPTING: While I had hope to have enough vids to fill the day, it was not too be by our initial deadline of May 22.  While we did get more than 10 towards our goal of 50, a combination of May school activities and a short turnaround made it difficult for folks to get a video together.  With many folks letting us know that they would do it if they had more time, we are postponing the event by THREE weeks to now be held on JUNE 22 with for real deadline of June 15. One of the great things about this NOT being a face-to-face gathering is that there are no facility deposits or travel arrangements to deal with, just a little flexibility for those who might  have blocked that time off.  And, even if you cannot make this one, all of the videos will be online after the actual event so would really won’t miss much.  For those who have already turned in your vids, thank you so much.  Feel free to update them and/or just let them be.  you get a metaphorical gold star for meeting the deadline!  Thanks for your flexibility and please let this be a prodding to join in on the conversation!
  • NEW VIDEO DEADLINE: June 15, 2011, Midnight PDT
  • NEW WEBCAST DATE: June 22, 2011, beginning at 8:00am PDT

Wow . . . more Presbyterian shenanigans?  What can I tell ya . . . I am  Presbyterian and proud of it.  We are not perfect by any means, but we are trying to figure out where God is leading this particular slice of the Christian family.  If you happen to be  part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have been wondering how you can be part of the conversation/s, this video invitation is for you!

Is your interest peaked peeked piqued?

You have three weeks . . .

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  • Rex Miller

    Excellent dialogue – listening to one another… listening to the mind of Christ and the will of God… listening…

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    At this point just trying to manage the video is hard enough :-(  If you can find any computer with a webcam, shoot directly to youtube, mark it “private” and send the link to me.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    Very true, but will still say it is more accessible than trying to get to face-to-face events that seems to be more of the norm.  But yes, you are right in both examples. One  way to do this is to use any public computer that has a webcam.  You can shoot right to youtube, mark it private and then send me the link.

  • Betwink13

     I love this idea so much, but I don’t have a digital video camera and I’m not sure I can borrow one in time to complete this. Is there some other way our voices can be heard, via written submissions, etc.

  • Brenna

    Bruce (and all those involved with this project!), Thanks for your on-going service to the PC(USA). I am looking forward to seeing the videos that come from this project, as I believe it is critical that we bring as many voices to the table as possible.
    As a new pastor (beginning July 1), I am very interested in how we use multimedia to reach all types of people. A concern of mine with a project like this is that those who do not have voice in the denomination are likely to be the same folks who do not have access to internet or knowledge of how to make a video. I’m thinking of two very different contexts here. First, the church I am currrently serving as an intern in Philadelphia is composed of many homeless folks who would not have the necessary tools to respond to this project. Secondly, I’m thinking of the context I’m going to, which is very rural and remote. The folks there are separated geographically, but also in terms of technology. I know that in both of these situations others could easily step in to help make a video, however, I worry about those on the fringes remaining there. Do you have insights or ideas for truly getting all people involved and connected?

    Blessings,
    Brenna

  • Brenna

    Bruce (and all those involved with this project!), Thanks for your on-going service to the PC(USA). I am looking forward to seeing the videos that come from this project, as I believe it is critical that we bring as many voices to the table as possible.
    As a new pastor (beginning July 1), I am very interested in how we use multimedia to reach all types of people. A concern of mine with a project like this is that those who do not have voice in the denomination are likely to be the same folks who do not have access to internet or knowledge of how to make a video. I’m thinking of two very different contexts here. First, the church I am currrently serving as an intern in Philadelphia is composed of many homeless folks who would not have the necessary tools to respond to this project. Secondly, I’m thinking of the context I’m going to, which is very rural and remote. The folks there are separated geographically, but also in terms of technology. I know that in both of these situations others could easily step in to help make a video, however, I worry about those on the fringes remaining there. Do you have insights or ideas for truly getting all people involved and connected?

    Blessings,
    Brenna

  • Brenna

    Bruce (and all those involved with this project!), Thanks for your on-going service to the PC(USA). I am looking forward to seeing the videos that come from this project, as I believe it is critical that we bring as many voices to the table as possible.
    As a new pastor (beginning July 1), I am very interested in how we use multimedia to reach all types of people. A concern of mine with a project like this is that those who do not have voice in the denomination are likely to be the same folks who do not have access to internet or knowledge of how to make a video. I’m thinking of two very different contexts here. First, the church I am currrently serving as an intern in Philadelphia is composed of many homeless folks who would not have the necessary tools to respond to this project. Secondly, I’m thinking of the context I’m going to, which is very rural and remote. The folks there are separated geographically, but also in terms of technology. I know that in both of these situations others could easily step in to help make a video, however, I worry about those on the fringes remaining there. Do you have insights or ideas for truly getting all people involved and connected?

    Blessings,
    Brenna

  • Brenna

    Bruce (and all those involved with this project!), Thanks for your on-going service to the PC(USA). I am looking forward to seeing the videos that come from this project, as I believe it is critical that we bring as many voices to the table as possible.
    As a new pastor (beginning July 1), I am very interested in how we use multimedia to reach all types of people. A concern of mine with a project like this is that those who do not have voice in the denomination are likely to be the same folks who do not have access to internet or knowledge of how to make a video. I’m thinking of two very different contexts here. First, the church I am currrently serving as an intern in Philadelphia is composed of many homeless folks who would not have the necessary tools to respond to this project. Secondly, I’m thinking of the context I’m going to, which is very rural and remote. The folks there are separated geographically, but also in terms of technology. I know that in both of these situations others could easily step in to help make a video, however, I worry about those on the fringes remaining there. Do you have insights or ideas for truly getting all people involved and connected?

    Blessings,
    Brenna

  • Erica

    The video and the concept is great! Thanks for including me! I’m eager to hear what people have to say.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    Thanks. I hope you will join in or prod someone else to . . . a great idea unless it isn’t ;-)

  • Laurie

    Great idea. Excellent timing. And so Presbyterian!
    Makes me excited about everybody working on these in May across the denomination.
    Laurie Brubaker Davis

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    GREAT! Look forward to hearing some great voices.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    See if you can combine the two ;-) And yeah, three weeks will go by fast, but hope you and other can make it happen!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    Yeah, fixed that . . . if not for my global editors it would be REALLY bad.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/breyeschow/ Bruce Reyes-Chow

    Yeah, fixed that . . . if not for my global editors it would be REALLY bad.

  • Sue Ellen Hall

    My interest is piqued…:) And I’m excited about this conversation…

  • MarymacNY

    Wonderful idea! Now to write some notes, finish finals at seminary, write a “dialog”, find a video camera and submit. This sounds like a interesting perspective for youth and youth groups to consider, and Presbyterians from all times of life. Thanks, Bruce for your innovation!

  • Mark Davis

    Bruce: What a fabulous, innovative, and profound idea. I’ll do my part to both produce a video, but more importantly, to encourage others to do so. Thanks for this wonderful invitation.

  • Mark Davis

    Bruce: What a fabulous, innovative, and profound idea. I’ll do my part to both produce a video, but more importantly, to encourage others to do so. Thanks for this wonderful invitation.


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