We want to let you know about some exciting faith formation opportunities this fall.

If there is one thing that has become abundantly clear in the last year, we are not on the other side of difficult struggles around race in our country. As a faith community, we feel compelled to address what we see happening in the world from a Christian perspective.
We began our Who are We? Then and Now forum series last spring with historical lectures from Julia Randle followed by a summer book study on William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! led by Professor Andy Hoefer.

Beginning September 25, Julia Randle will help us explore more deeply our Confederate history and in mid-October Professor Hoefer will help us to look at some difficult truths around race with another book study. The Rev. Noelle York-Simmons will then lead a series of forums on the Advent imagery of darkness and light.

We hope you will join us! For more information, please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.

All will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Meade Room. Detailed series information can be found below:

 

Lectures by Julia Randle

Sept. 25- Christ Church: Our Confederate History

Oct. 2 - Memorializing a Parishioner Named Robert E. Lee

Oct. 9 - A Special City of the Dead: The Confederate Mound at Christ Church

Fall Book Study
Professor Hoefer will lead the discussion on Ta Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me.

Oct. 23, 30 - Race, Despair, and the Search for Hope: Wrestling with Coates' Difficult Truths

Nov. 13 - Debriefing Ta-Nehisi Coates book

Advent Forum Series
Who's Afraid of the Dark? By the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons