In the Adult Forum: Justice, Compassion, & Reconciliation

Event details

  • Sunday | December 4, 2016 to Sunday | December 18, 2016
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room

advent-reconciliationIn response to the presidential election which revealed deep divisions among American voters, the clergy will offer teaching on reconciliation at our Advent Adult Forums on Sunday mornings.  Using Good News, A Congregational Resource for Reconciliation, by the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, we will draw on the life and teachings of Jesus to explore the gospel call to be reconciled in Christ to one another.  Join Jeanne, Rich and Dale to study themes of Justice, Compassion, and Reconciliation on the first three Sundays of December.

Justice, Compassion, and Reconciliation. These are the three signposts on the path to peace that emerge from the gospel of Jesus Christ. These three gospel lenses allow people to see the disagreements between them from a different perspective than “right or wrong,” “win or lose.” As members of the Anglican tradition, we are all responsible to make the church a safe place for all people and to welcome diversity as a strength for carrying out the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, December 4: Associate Rector Richard Israel will lead us in understanding the gospel call to work for justice. Come explore how we love one another as Jesus loved us when we are not of one mind and the power of our witness when we remain together even though we have disagreements.

Sunday, December 11: Curate Dale Grandfield will lead a discussion of compassion in the gospels. Join him to learn of the compassion Jesus practiced and the gospel’s promise that the “peace of Christ” can sustain us even in times of conflict.

Sunday, December 18: Rector Jeanne Leinbach will present the gospel witness to reconciliation. Join her to learn what the “Body of Christ” teaches us about being a diverse community as well as practical steps we can take to be reconciled to one another.

We hope to see you at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room for these engaging Advent sessions. Small groups to discuss Good News, A Congregational Resource for Reconciliation in depth will be offered in January.