Adult Forum meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am services and ends at 12:00 noon (September – May). Includes speakers, discussions, and presentations on a variety of different topics of Christian faith and life.
Becoming Beloved Community at Church of the Redeemer
During Lent 2019 (March 10 - April 7) the Rev. Philip DeVaul and Megan Johnson will introduce us to the Becoming Beloved Community initiative of the Episcopal Church. The first Forum, on Sunday, March 10, invites us to begin the work of racial reconciliation and justice. Please join us as we begin this years-long journey of racial reconciliation and justice. We recommend attending as many of the sessions as possible to get a complete picture of the work ahead. Listen to our Becoming Beloved Community podcast with Megan Johnson for an introduction to the initiative.
See below for a schedule of the sessions:
March 10, Session 1: Introduction to Becoming Beloved Community - An overview of the Episcopal Church's Becoming Beloved Community Initiative presented by Megan Johnson. Listen to our Becoming Beloved Community podcast with Megan Johnson for an overview of this session. Click here for a pdf copy of the handout from this session.
March 17, Session 2: Biblical/Theological Rationale for Becoming Beloved Community - The Rev. Philip DeVaul will lead us in a look at the scriptural context of the Beloved Community.
March 24, Session 3: 'Telling the Truth about the Church and Race.' Part I - We all have different life experiences which shape our understanding of race and racism. Megan Johnson will help us establish some guidelines which will help us with the challenges of learning something new.
March 31, Session 4: 'Telling the Truth about the Church and Race,' Part II - This week we will take a look at defining terms like "racist," "non-racist," and "anti-racist." We will reflect upon the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to see what these terms mean for each of us.
April 7, Session 5: Guest Speaker Jim Mulholland - Jim Mulholland has been a pastor, author, community organizer and non-profit executive director. He is the author of the blog, "Note To My White Self." Jim will share his story of transformation that came from parenting a black daughter. This session will be followed by a light lunch and Q&A with Jim.