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Sunday Forums: A Time for Healing
As we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic, the theme this year is healing. Needs for healing surround us. From September through May, our Sunday morning gatherings (in person, at 10:00 am) will focus on healing in all its dimensions. After an introductory session, we’ll talk specifically about how to reemerge and reengage after COVID. We’ll talk about the needs for reconciliation, especially racial reconciliation, that became evident over the past year and a half. We’ll look at healing in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the New Testament, and also explore healing in the liturgy and in our life as a congregation. Sessions will meet in Sunderland Hall and be led by clergy and others. Gatherings will always include opportunity for discussion in small, breakout groups.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This clergy led study will pick up the theme of healing which will be our Sunday focus, looking at stories from the Bible that highlight healing. The group meets each week at 8:30 am in Sunderland Hall. Many who attend the study also attend the Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am. You can also join us on Zoom with password stjames: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/294244486?pwd=QlY0aXFsQ2Nib3VpSU1lY3orUDFMQT09
Starting in September, we will again offer this fine series created by the Office of the Presiding Bishop. The series focuses on racial reckoning and reconciliation, a timely topic as our culture grapples with the best ways to talk about our history. This ten-week series will be offered once a month, from September through June. The curriculum includes a number of videos, which parishioners can watch on their own. There will also be an opportunity to view them at the church , with discussion afterwards. If you have questions about this series, contact the Rev. Jay Sidebotham (email@example.com). Look for an introductory informational session to be held at the end of summer, a chance to learn more about this program and engage your questions.