Each week during the school year, we gather together to grow as a community in our faith and in our relationship with each other. This time together is called Meetinghouse: Make Space for What Matters Most. Please see the schedule below of all that will be happening on Wednesdays this school year.
Here are some additional details for upcoming Wednesday Nights. Please look to the schedule below for more details on how the night is structured for each age group.
Dinner: 5:30-6:30pmFamily friendly dinner for everyone in the Great Hall. Adults: $5, Youth: $4, and Kids 4 & under: Free Please see our weekly enews for a menu of what will be served each week.
Meetinghouse Adults: 6:30-7:30pmWe invite all adults to stay for our Meetinghouse activities on Wednesday Nights. You can join the choir, the "Good Neighbor Training" class or service project that will be taking place in the Great Hall every Wednesday.
Stories from Our Neighbors As we seek to become better neighbors, we are invited to hear their stories firsthand. Join us from Jan. 22 - Feb. 19 as we continue our Good Neighbor training, hearing and learning from our black sisters and brothers about the Christian call to be good neighbors.
Our central text will be Howard Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited (books available for purchase at church). We will also have companion readings available that will draw from the rich history of African American reflection on what it means to follow Jesus and love our neighbors.
Rev. Thurman is one of the spiritual forefathers of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement and was a mentor of MLK. This book is a quintessential vision and also according to legend MLK traveled around with a copy of the book, as it deeply shaped his prayer for the Beloved Community. Thurman's central question is: What is Jesus and the gospel have to say to people who live with their backs against the wall?
On January 22nd we will kick-off the class with an introductory conversation and documentary about Thurman's ministry and his life. The subsequent weeks will follow the reading plan below. PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to complete all of the assigned readings in order to be present for the sessions! You are welcome either way.
The structure of our sessions together will feature guided conversation as a whole group and at your tables. Programming is also available for kids of all ages, so plan to bring the whole family for dinner at 5:30pm-6:30pm, and then stay for the class from 6:30-7:30pm.
We hope you will join us as we hear the stories of our neighbors and grow together in love for God and neighbor! NO RSVP is needed.
Week #1: Intro/Video
Week #2: Thurman Ch. 1 / Dubois, "Jesus Christ in Texas" + Poem & Song TBD
Week #3: Thurman Ch. 2 / Cone (Spirituality and the Blues), "God and Jesus Christ in the Black Spirituals" + Poem & Song TBD
Week #4: Thurman Ch. 3-4 / Lorde, Uses of Anger, + Poem and Song TBD
Week #5: Thurman Ch. 5-Epilogue / Truth, Ain't I a Woman, Lee, My Call to Preach the Gospel + Poem + Song TBD