This looks pretty great, from my friend Deacon Silas Henderson and the good people at the Jordan Ministry Team…

It’s a November 21 workshop for deacons on preaching during Advent: 

Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. We prepare for the coming of Jesus at the end of time. We also recognize Jesus’ coming at this moment in time as we celebrate the sacraments. This workshop will look at Advent themes and the realization that people cannot live without hope. Participants will move through the Advent readings as we wrestle with the task of preachers being called to bring hope to a world that is struggling with violence, unrest, and division. A wonderful opportunity for reflection and formation for deacons, this workshop will also benefit priests, lay preachers, and anyone dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel!

About the presenter: Deacon Steve Kramer was ordained in 1994 for the diocese of Rockville Centre, New York and is now incardinated for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He holds an M.A in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York and a Doctorate (D.Min.) in Preaching and Communication from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He is the Director of Homiletics and Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. In addition, Deacon Kramer teaches homiletics to the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Formation program of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Deacon Steve is a nationally known retreat master and speaker on preaching/communication topics, as well as contributing articles and a quarterly column for The Deacon magazine. He and his wife Geri have been married for forty-two years. They have four grown children and one grandchild all who now live in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Deacon Steve Kramer is superb. You won’t want to miss this.  Visit the link for more.