Becoming Beloved Community: Raising Justice Kids
Becoming Beloved Community at Redeemer recommends Raising Justice Kids. This diocesan-gathering focuses on fellowship, learning and Becoming Beloved Community and will be held at the Procter Center on Saturday, October 19 from 9:40 am - 5:00 pm. The event is designed to be family friendly, with opportunities for intergenerational dialogue, fun activities and opportunities to explore how we can unite in preparing all of our children to follow Jesus as healers, reconcilers and justice-makers.
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey will be the keynote speaker. Her address, “Raising White Kids: An Anti-Racism Conversation for All of Us,” will invite us to explore together how we might integrate the call in Becoming Beloved Community into our parenting, youth ministry, and care for our children as we commit to raising justice kids. Youth will be engaged as well so that the day will sow the seeds of cross-generational dialogue and Becoming Beloved Community.
Following the keynote session, we will share a harvest lunch, giving thanks for Procter’s fall harvest then engage in community-driven conversations inspired by our morning together. Is there a question you’re burning to explore with others? Have you been working on a related project that you’d love to share? Are you coming up against a challenge and need some support? There will be time and space for these rich dialogues.
The late afternoon will be a time for fellowship, with hayrides, pumpkin painting and beautiful music, so that we’ll be ready to return home with full hearts, minds, and spirit. And if you’re not ready to leave, you are invited to stay overnight for a campfire and Sunday morning Eucharist to deepen the experience, in community.
There is no cost for the event, but room charges for optional overnight lodging at Procter will apply.