APRIL 3, 2019 LENTEN SOUP, SANDWICH AND STUDY
Wednesday 12 Noon-1 pm
After a yummy lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches, Ginny Beamish will lead a discussion about Pilgrimage and how it fits into our lives. Come join us for a time of reflection and sharing.
APRIL 10, 2019 WHITE PRIVILEGE: LET’S TALK
Wednesday 6:30-8 pm
White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.
This meeting will focus on Part Two, Chapter Two entitled Binary: Lightness and Darkness. Copies of the readings will be available at the meeting.
Metaphors of black/white and light/dark prevail throughout American myth and story, and reveal much about what is valued and what is not. What are some examples of the light/dark binary in literature, music, television, advertising, and
movies? What kinds of things might be done to shift and challenge these frames.
Divided into four focused parts, each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege:
1. The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
2. Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
3. The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
4. On Becoming an Ally
In all four parts, each author contributes a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection.
Come join us for this interesting discussion about an important topic.
Sponsored by St. John’s Economic Justice Team.
APRIL 12, 2019 A TASTE OF GHANA
Friday 6:00-8 pm
Come taste the flavors of West Africa and learn more about Global Mamas, a Fair Trade community in Ghana working together to create a life of prosperity for African women and their families.
Bring a dish to share to this potluck dinner (recipes to be posted here soon, or get creative and discover your own!) and Pachamama Market owner Lindsay Woodruff will share stories from her recent trip to Ghana to meet and learn from Global Mamas.
Co-sponsored by St.John’s Economic Justice Committee.
APRIL 18, 2019 MAUNDY THURSDAY MEAL AND SERVICE
Thursday Time TBA
Be on the lookout for more details about an evening meal and brief service on Maundy Thursday, April 18. It will be family-oriented with ingredients to spark the interest of all ages.