*Schedule subject to change. Items may be added.

Note that all times are Central Standard Time (CST) unless otherwise indicated.

12:00 noon – 5:00pm
PYWA Pre-Event

3:00 noon – 6:00pm 
Educator Certification Course

9:00am – 5:00pm
PYWA Pre-Event (begins at noon on Monday, January 23)

9:00am – noon and 3:00pm – 6:00pm 
Educator Certification Course (begins on Monday, January 23)

10:00am – 3:00pm
Birmingham Civil Rights Experience (Option 1)

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Birmingham Civil Rights Experience (Option 2)

9:30am – 11:00am
POINT Training

9:00am – 10:30am
A Conversation with Pastor Michael Waters Pre-Event

9:00am – noon
Diversity Task Force Pre-Event

9:00am – noon
PYWA Pre-Event (continued)

9:00am – noon
Educator Certification Course (continued)

9:30am – noon
Birmingham Civil Rights Experience (Option 3)

11:00noon – 1:00pm
PPC and Office of Christian Formation Sponsored Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Conversation Circles
First Timers Gathering

2:30pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 4:15pm
Plenary A with our Keynote Speaker, John Pavlovitz

4:15pm – 5:30pm
Opening Worship with Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Regional Dinners

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Marketplace Community and Cocktails, Dessert, and Book Signing


8:30am – 9:30am
Musical Worship and Communion with G. Phillip Shoultz

10:00am – 11:30am
Workshop A

12:00noon – 1:30pm
Corporation Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Workshop B

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Plenary B with Keynote Speaker, John Pavlovitz

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Dinner on your own

Memorial Performance

8:30am – 9:15am
Service of Remembrance

9:30am – 10:30am
Worship with Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers

10:30am – 11:30am
Plenary C with Keynote Speaker, John Pavlovitz

11:30am – 1:15pm 
Lunch on your own
Diversity Task Force Lunch
Seminary Lunches

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Workshop C

1:30pm – 4:30pm
Workshop E

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Workshop D

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktails and Conversation

6:30pm – 8:30pm 
Dinner and Entertainment

7:30am – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 9:45am
Plenary D with Keynote Speaker, John Pavlovitz

10:00am – 11:30am
Closing Worship and Communion with Rev. CeCe Armstrong

11:45m – 3:00pm
So, Now What? – a post-event coaching experience

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Birmingham Civil Rights Experience (Option 4) 

9:00am – 5:00pm
Montgomery Civil Rights Experience

Grace-full Moments

These moments during this Annual Event are designed to help you experience Rhythms of Grace…

  • Visit the Marketplace, not only to meet our 50+ vendors, but to relax and connect with colleagues. This year’s Marketplace space is open and light-filled, with comfy seating and space to visit.
  • You won’t want to miss the special visitors in the Marketplace. During some Marketplace hours, you can visit with therapy dogs.
  • Both the Spirituality Center in the BJCC (Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex) and the Spiritualtiy Center online will provide experiences designed to encourage your faith.
  • During this Annual Event, with the guidance of Faith and Grief, we will create a Memorial Arch. The Arch offers you a place to remember your loved ones who have died by writing each of their names on a ribbon and tying those ribbons to the Arch as a symbol of remembrance.
  • Participate in a Service of Remembrance on Friday morning at 8:30am as we remember those we love who have died, including those names that have been added to the Memorial Arch.
  • Friday morning, Worship will not begin until 9:30am. Enjoy a slower-paced morning or join us for the Service of Remembrance.