Conversations on Contemporary Christian Living
Coffee HOUR 11:00 AM
The Forum 11:15 AM
*after 10:00 AM service.
Lectio Divina, a monastic form of scriptural prayer
with Br. Bernard Delcourt
Sunday, October 11th
Br. Bernard Delcourt is a Benedictine Monk at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. Br. Bernard will explore the relationship of personal prayer and scripture while offering an overview of Lectio Divina, a monastic form of scriptural prayer.
THERE WILL BE NO COFFEE HOUR OR FORUM
SUNDAY, october 18th
Please join us for Consecration Sunday to hear our guest preacher Rev. Terry Elsberry
"Civil Conversation in Uncivil Times": Living Faith in the Public Square
with Ray SuAREZ
Sunday, October 25th
Ray Suarez is an American broadcast journalist, author, and faithful Episcopalian. From 1999-2013, he was a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. Before that he was the host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He is the author of three books, including The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. He will be offering his thoughts on our current political divisions as Americans, and how we as people of faith can better understand the dynamics at play in this year’s elections and to learn how to respond faithfully.
Race, FilM, And RECONCILIATION
with GREG GARRETT
Sunday, November 1st
For 100 years, Hollywood movies have shaped our perception of ourselves and of others, spreading positive and negative mythologies about race and difference. Join cultural critic and theologian Greg Garrett for a Sunday morning conversation about how film can lead us into a more authentic engagement with the American past and offer hope for the future.
BE YE NOT AFRAID: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT LIVING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES?
with REV. YEJIDE PETERS
Sunday, November 8th
It almost goes without saying that 2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty and anxiety. The Bible reminds us that this is nothing new for God’s people. The Rev. Yejide Peters will lead us in an exploration of what wisdom Scripture might offer about how to live in uncertain times with faith, hope, and love. A native New Yorker, the Rev. Yejide Peters is now Vicar of St. Mary’s and St. Alkmund’s Churches in Shrewsbury, England. Before moving across the Atlantic, she served as the Rector of All Saints’ Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York, from 2011-2019. A leading preacher and teacher in the Episcopal Church, Yejide has also served parishes in Virginia and Connecticut.
Living in the Sacred Circle: learning from young people in South Dakota
with RITA POWELL
Sunday, November 15th
Rev. Powell is the chaplain for the Harvard Episcopal Community. After undergraduate work in the religion of sports, (Columbia University, where she served as captain of the varsity softball team,) she got her M.Div from Yale Divinity School, where she focused on spirituality of food. She spent a stretch living and working with the monastic community in Taizé, France, and served as the Youth Missioner in the Diocese of South Dakota before coming to Boston as the Associate Rector for Liturgy and Music at Trinity Church in Copley Square. She lives in Belmont, MA, with her husband and two children.