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Living the Kingdom: A Theology of Play

May 1 - May 3

This event will be rescheduled in the Fall due to the present health crisis. Thank you all for your understanding, and prayers for your safety and wellness. Was scheduled for Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3 with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby

What if “play” is our real work— creative work through which the Holy Spirit guides us more fully into being who we are, as children of God?

You are invited to a Church Retreat with:

Heritage Presbyterian Church

Schedule (join us as much as you can)

Friday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (with dinner)
Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm (with lunch)
Sunday 9:00am – Noon, Inter-generational Class, Worship (10:00am), and Potluck

Cost only $10 or $25 per family (child friendly)

Register at or call 703-360-9546

Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby
Austin Theological Seminary

Professor Cynthia Rigby joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1995. The Dallas Morning News called Professor Rigby “one of the great theologians of our time.”>Connections (Westminster John Knox); the first volume was published in 2018.

An energetic scholar, Dr. Rigby’s latest book is Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Faith (Abingdon Press, 2018). She is also the author of The Promotion of Social Righteousness (Witherspoon Press, 2010) and is co-editor (with Beverly Gaventa) of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002) and editor of Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology (Duke University Press, 1997). She is currently completing a book on Christian feminist theology for Baker Academic Press and a book on “grace and play”.

Professor Rigby is the co-chair of the Reformed Theology and History Unit of the American Academy of Religion, where she has been an active member since 1993. She has been a member of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology for sixteen years. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Reformed Theology and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

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Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington


Heritage Presbyterian Church
8503 Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308 United States
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