Coming Up at Sunday Forum
We have some special conversations coming up at our 9:00 Sunday Forum:
- February 12: Talking About Faith (led by Stephen Shaver). Our faith is a central part of our lives. But it can be hard to talk about! We might feel self-conscious telling friends or colleagues that we go to church, inviting someone to a church event, or offering to pray for someone. In a secular culture, and with lots of prominent negative examples of Christian faith out there, we don't want to come across as proselytizing, and we might worry about what people will think of us. How do we talk about our faith in ways that are open, unashamed, and inviting? Let's talk about it!
- February 19: I Came Here Seeking a Person (led by Bill Glenn). Our parishioner (and newly elected vestry member) Bill Glenn recently published a spiritual memoir, I Came Here Seeking a Person. Bill writes eloquently of his journey as a sober, gay, ex-Jesuit clinician and community leader at the complicated intersection of faith, psychology, sexuality, culture, and exponential social change. Bill will share some passages from the book and we'll have time for conversation. Copies will be available for purchase and Bill will be available to sign books during our Shrove Sunday celebration after the 10:15 liturgy.
- February 26-March 26: The Church Cracked Open by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers (led by Stephen Shaver and Daphne Vernon). On the first five Sundays in Lent we'll dive into this important book by Stephanie Spellers. A global pandemic and once-in-a-generation reckoning with white supremacy—on top of decades of systemic decline—have spurred Christians everywhere to ask who we are, why God placed us here and what difference that makes to the world. In this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way. We'll offer this book study both during Sunday Forum and as a special Wednesday night series on March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. All are welcome to join on Sundays, Wednesdays, or both.
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