Episcopal Bishop Ian Douglas visits Emmanuel Church on Saturday in a memorable afternoon of history, music, and food. All for free.
The event starts at noon and runs to about 2:00. Before Bishop Douglas's fascinating talk on the unique place the Episcopal church occupies in the history of New England, you will be entertained by the Bridgeport Boys Choir, followed by a simple lunch of winter comfort foods. Bishop Douglas speaks at 1:00.
The Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, Ph.D. is the 15th Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, serving approximately 168 parishes and faith communities in the state. From 1989 to 2010 he was a faculty member at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He worked as a volunteer for the Episcopal Church of Haiti and as Associate for Overseas Leadership Development at the Episcopal Church Center in New York.
A sought-after speaker nationally and abroad, Bishop Douglas has published four books and numerous articles on the topics of mission, contemporary Anglicanism, and world Christianity.
The Bridgeport Boys Choir was founded in 1986. Members are young men age 7 to 18 from throughout Fairfield County. The group, modeled after the Harlem Boys Choir, sings classic spiritual and secular songs.