Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!
Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community? This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice. A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.
Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:
- Thursday, 30 November – Telling the Truth about our Churches and Race
St. Augustine’s in Gary at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, 7 December – Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community
Gethsemane in Marion at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus
Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society
Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.
Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation. Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon. You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.
+ Bishop Doug