The Forum

Conversations on Contemporary Christian Living

Sundays on zoom

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.

Br. Bernard is the Prior of the monastery focusing on the administration of works and ministries of the monks, building projects, fund-raising and finance. He is also a Spiritual Director and a teacher of Centering Prayer. He has been a monk for 16 years. He is originally from Belgium. Br. Bernard also blogs about the life of the monastery at The Prior’s Column.

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

The Rev. Elsberry will lead us through this process at all three services, the highlight of which will be asking ourselves this simple and yet profound question: “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?” 


"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.

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