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Opening Weekend Program

The Opening Weekend Program is held on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of camp. It is a special series of events on a different theme each year that is apart from our regular weekday lecture series. It can be religious or secular in nature, and is an optional program for adults and teens.

2019 Theme:
"The Spiritual Legacy of Helen Keller"

Presenter: Rev. Sage Cole


Helen Keller reading

Rev. Sage Cole, pastor of the Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge MA and vision caster for the Helen Keller Spiritual Life Center, will share the story of Helen Keller's unconventional life and it's intersections with the work of justice that continues today.


Saturday, August 3rd, 2:00-3:30
Public Lecture:
"The Radical Helen Keller:
Deaf-Blind, Feminist, Socialist, Swedenborgian"

Whitehead Lecture Hall

We will take a tour through Helen Keller's unconventional life, looking into key moments, and considering the impact of her story on the world today.


Sunday, August 4th, 2:00-4:30
"Disability, Diversity, and the Divine Human"
Whitehead Lecture Hall

Together we will take a deeper dive into the intersections between Helen Keller's Swedenborgian faith and the work of Disability Theologians today. Through time for personal reflection, sharing, and discussion, we will aim to bring out more questions together about what it means to be human.

NOTE: Workshop attendance is limited to 15 people.


The 2019
Opening Weekend Program

Rev. Sage Cole

Rev. Sage Cole is the current Pastor and Director of the Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge MA, and vision caster for the Helen Keller Spiritual Life Center.

Ordained into the ministry of the Swedenborgian Church in 2005, Sage has served in a variety of settings, including: first pastor of www.sweden-
borgiancommunity.org, associate pastor at the Church of the Holy City in Willmington DE, pastor of the Fryeburg New Church in Fryeburg ME, and 6 years as a hospice chaplain in southern Maine.

Sage lives with her husband and two young sons in Jamaica Plain MA.


NOTE: The Opening Weekend Program is part of the regular FNCA schedule; there is no extra charge for it. Adults and teens are welcome. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but there is no need to commit in advance to attending them all. Childcare is available if arranged in advance. Children of attendees are welcome to participate in all other FNCA activities. Local attendees not staying overnight at camp are welcome to join us for meals at the standard meal rates: breakfast $5, lunch $7, dinner $9.


Past Opening Weekend Programs

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