Community of the Gospel Day 2021

Zoom Conference
March 27 @ 12 p.m. ET
Event Title
Community of the Gospel Day 2021
When does it start?
03/27/2021 @ 12 p.m. ET
When does it end?
03/27/2021 @ 2 p.m. ET
Event Host
The Community of the Gospel, Indianapolis, IN
What kind of event is it?
Zoom Conference
Event Details
The Community of the Gospel (CG), a non-residential religious community in standing with The Episcopal Church, invites Members, Friends, Alumni and the public to Community of the Gospel Day 2021 on March 27, 2021 from Noon through 2:00 PM Eastern.

This virtual event will commemorate through prayer, teaching, remembrance, and virtual fellowship the fourteenth anniversary of the CG’s founding in March, 2007.  In 2007 Br. Daniel-Joseph Schroeder of Wisconsin and a few others decided to form a non-residential monastic community devoted to Gospel values and practices, especially prayer, study, and service.  The guiding principles of the CG are articulated in a Common Rule for Monastics by Br. Daniel-Joseph.  Over the years, the Community has experienced steady growth with about fifty Members and Friends in the United States, the Bahamas, and South Africa.  Though rooted in Anglican life, the community welcomes men and women of other Christian faith traditions to join them in likeminded endeavor.

Community of the Gospel Day will include a greeting by the CG’s Bishop Visitor, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville Burroughs of the Diocese of Indianapolis.  Prayers will be offered by Lee Davis, Nov/CG  of Virginia Beach, VA and Susan Moore, Nov/CG of Florence, KY.   Teaching regarding the early history of the CG and its contribution to non-residential monastic expression will be offered by the Founder, Br. Daniel-Joseph Schroeder , CG, of Waupaca, WI.  A closing guided meditation on gratitude will be offered by one of the original group that formed the CG, Br. Thomas Schumacher, CG, of Akron, OH.

The Guardian of the Community of the Gospel, Br. Daniel-Chad Hoffman, CG, of Indianapolis observed:  “During this year of pandemic and social turmoil, the CG has frequently looked outward in its activities, casting a wide net.  We have held prayer vigils against racist violence, prayer vigils for those impacted by COVID 19, conducted anti-racism training, engaged in Bible study, and have examined the long history of monasticism.  During the Community of the Gospel Day we will celebrate our  community’s founding, growth, and focus on single-minded fidelity to our own Common Rule and our Holy Baptismal vows.”

The virtual event is open to everyone and is free of charge.  Donations will be accepted in any amount to support the ongoing work of the CG.

Contact Br. Daniel-Chad Hoffman for additional information and for the Zoom invite:  danhoffma@gmail.com