The Rev. Barbara Crafton, an Episcopal priest from New York, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and lead an Advent Quiet Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1130 First Ave.
Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and author who has worked for many years in combining the lively arts and the life of faith. Also an actress, director and producer, she was for many years the rector of St. Clement's Church in Manhattan's theater district.
Her books, articles, and radio scripts have won many awards, including the Gabriel Award for religious broadcasting. She is seen frequently on television both as a preacher and as a commentator on Hallmark's New Morning and America at Worship, and has been profiled extensively in electronic and print media throughout the world.
She is married to Richard Quaintance, a professor of English literature.
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Both days are free but reservations are requested for Wednesday dinner and Thursday lunch: firstname.lastname@example.org.