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194th Annual Swedenborgian Convention

July 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 5, 2018

You are invited to our 194th Annual Convention of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem (The Swedenborgian Church), July 1st – 5th, 2018, San Jose Sate University. Registration now open Reserve your spot early!


Wayfarers Chapel is sponsored by The Swedenborgian Church of North America, which is a member of the National Council of Churches of Christ. Membership is through the Pacific Coast Association of The Swedenborgian Church (PCA).


Convention is the yearly gathering of the independent Swedenborgian societies from across the country. In addition to conducting denomination-wide business, the convention is also an opportunity for Swedenborgians to touch base and generally enjoy each other’s company. Since the convention will take place in California this year (San Jose), we encourage PCA members-at-large & friends to participate!


The first convention was held in 1817 in Philadelphia, though Swedenborg’s writings had been circulated around a newly-established United States since 1784. His teachings became quite popular in the burgeoning country, even attracting notice of the Founding Fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. So, holding Convention over Fourth of July bears special significance for modern-day Swedenborgians!


2018 Convention Highlights: Keynote presentation by Curtis Childs, the digital media producer for the Swedenborgian Foundationn and founder/director of “Off The Left Eye” YouTube channel; 12 fascinating mini-courses including some familiar presenters (“Exploring Swedenborg’s Life and Times in Sweden” with Dr. Devin Zuber and Colin Amato; Swedenborg and Bay-Area Environmentalism” with Dr. Devin Zuber; “Swedenborg and New Discoveries in Cosmology” with Rev. Dr. Rachel Rivers; “Swedenborg as Spiritual Duct Tape: A look into the diverse and potent ways Swedenborg’s ideas affect people online” with Curtis Childs); Ordination of Cory Bradford-Watts and Rachel Madjerac.


A family-friendly Fourth of July outing and picnic.


All those interested are welcome to attend for one or all four days. Please register at www.swedenborg.org/annualconvention.aspx


Questions can be directed to the Ministry Office, 310-377-1650 x4.


July 1, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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