The Rt. Rev. Matthew Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in northeast Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the Most Rev. Michael Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, will make his official diocesan visitation in October 2019. The Presiding Bishop visits every Episcopal diocese during a nine-year term of office. Read more about Bishop Curry here . . .
"We look forward to having Bishop Curry join us in this part of the Kingdom," Bishop Matt explained. "His leadership will energize and inspire us to to share Jesus’ message of love with a world in need." Curry has made the Jesus Movement a central part of his leadership as Presiding Bishop.
Initial plans include events for Episcopalians as well as the general public. Friday, October 25 would include the Diocesan Convention Eucharist and business session during the day. The evening features a banquet open to Episcopalians and other guests with Curry as Keynote Speaker.
An revival event, open to the public, will take place on Saturday, October 26 and is planned for the new Fox Cities Exposition Center. Promotion of the event will reach across northeast Wisconsin and target area churches and denominations. The revival attendance goal is 800, although up to 3,000 can be accommodated. A picnic lunch will be available and weather permitting, the facilities of Jones Park next to the Center. The Presiding Bishop's visitation ends with preaching at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Fond du Lac on Sunday morning.
"We have just started preparations, and there will be a lot of prayer and prep to be accomplished," Administrator Matthew Payne noted. "Over the next two years, we will involve volunteers to make this event successful in sharing the Gospel."
Additional information about the visitation and volunteer opportunities will be available in Spring 2018 and found at diofdl.org/pbvisit.