Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of the Anglican Church of Rwanda Invites You to a Joyous Celebration Assembly June 11-13, 2012 at Church of the Apostles – Raleigh, NC
January 16-18, 2012: In a powerful pastoral moment, PEARUSA was conceived at Church of the Apostles, in Raleigh, NC, when Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (PEAR) came in humility, love, and much prayer to discover together with us the will of the Lord for clergy and churches serving in North America under his spiritual oversight.
Amid much prayer and seeking of God, a Steering Team was formed to guide us.
People, churches, and clergy were shepherded into the safety of a Gospel-based community of reconciliation and collaboration.
Leaders have sought to serve together in humility, transparency, and unity, continually crying out to God for help, guidance, strength, protection, and the presence of his Spirit in our churches.
A Missionary District of PEAR in North America was declared in April.
A Charter for Ministry has been drafted.
Protocols for PEARUSA’s place as a sub-jurisdiction and partner of the Anglican Church of North America have been formed.
NOW is the time to fully launch PEARUSA, and on behalf of Archbishop Rwaje, all affiliated and interested clergy and laity are welcome back to that place where PEARUSA began.
We will give thanks and celebrate what the Lord has done!
We will hear the vision God has given his people, especially those he has raised to lead PEARUSA to this place – Archbishop Rwaje, Bishops Terrell Glenn, Thad Barnum, Nathan Gasatura and more.
We will meet and hear the vision that he is giving to the first of the next generation leaders who will serve the work of PEARUSA.
We will bathe the future in prayer!
We will talk, share, laugh, pray, and learn to love more.
We will seek answers and understanding through the Charter for Ministry and the Protocols for our Sub-Jurisdiction with ACNA.
We will form the early shape of regional networks and begin the prayer and process of raising up leadership for mission.
We will ask, and answer, many questions.
YOU will be given opportunity to participate actively in the beginnings of a movement that has placed the highest value on the Gospel of grace, collaboration, and collegial process.
YOU will be able to gain all the information needed to know whether PEARUSA is your canonical and missional home.
YOU will be able to become a part of what God is doing:
Location: Church of the Apostles, 333 Church at North Hills Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
Beginning Assembly: 4:00 p.m., June 11; Concluding Eucharist ends at 1:00 pm., June 13
Cost: $95 / single, $150 per couple: $10 discount for registering on or before May 31
Includes one light lunch and two light dinners
Special Conference Rates Available at local hotels, the Hyatt Place (919.877.9997) and the Residence Inn (919 878-6100): Call directly and ask for the PEARUSA rate.
Conference Details: Check www.pearusa.org or:
You are welcome to bring as many clergy and laity from your church as you desire
Online registration begins on or before May 9 at www.pearusa.org
Birthed in Rwanda, Planted in America, Bearing Fruit in our Communities