The Quixotic Pastor

Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Five: Big Event Edition

Songbird writes, did you know that the major purpose for forming a non-profit, RevGalBlogPals, Inc., was to be able to attract grant support for a large scale RevGalBlogPal meetup? My dream from the beginning has been attracting financial support that would allow as many of our bloggers to be together as possible.

RGBP, Inc. now has a planning committee, and we are in the early stages of planning the RevGalBlogPal Big Event. What, When, Where and Who are all on the table at the moment. In that spirit, I bring you the Big Event Friday Five.

1. What would the meeting be like? (Continuing Ed? Retreat? Outside Speakers? Interest Groups? Workshops? Hot Stone Massages? Pedicures? Glorified Slumber Party?)
If y'all find grant support for massages and pedicures. I'd be amazed. :)
Maybe we could just do a family reunion with a spiritual twist ... wouldn't that be fun? Can one get grant support for recreational therapy and healing for pastors and lay leaders ...? Affinity groups would be awesome too. I'd be happy to help host something around GLBT issues ...

2. When in 2008 might you be able to attend? January? Shortly after Easter? Summer? Fall? Some other time? January in a more temperate place than Michigan would be awesome. Of course gals and pals down south would probably love to come up north during hot and humid July and August.

3. Where would your dream meeting location be? (Urban Hotel? Rural Retreat Center? New England Camp? Southwestern Fantasy Hotel? Far away from civilization? Nearby Outlets or Really Great Thrift Stores?) I like the thought of a rural retreat center, which doesn't have to be far from civilization

4. Who would make a great keynote speaker? (That's if #1 leads us in that direction.) I don't know ... but I think I'd prefer conversing with the gals and pals than listening to any one person.

5. Did I leave out something you want to suggest? Would there be a spouses' event of some kind?

Edited to add: I like Deb's idea of having a musician or musicians come in for a concert, I like QG's idea of having a workshop around blogging, and I think something on Clergy Self-care would be really good.

Dream big for the Big Event!!!


  • At 8:25 AM , Blogger Diane said...

    Spouses event... not a bad idea

  • At 8:29 AM , Blogger Sally said...

    I like the idea of music/ musicians too- it would be great to unwind in the evenings listening to some awesome music...

  • At 11:43 AM , Blogger Songbird said...

    Self Care is haunting me this week...

  • At 6:49 PM , Blogger revabi said...

    Congrats on 100th post, and good one at that. Good thinking.

  • At 8:41 PM , Blogger LadyBurg said...

    a workshop around blogging is a good idea. I have a feeling I still have much to learn.


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