The Gathering: Widening our Welcome with Radical Hospitality

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:30pm - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Gathering: Widening our Welcome with Radical Hospitality The Gathering will take place as a Lenten series of adult information and discussion sessions in which we explore ideas that Eldonna, Doug and Jerry presented in their sermons last year. What does it mean to offer “radical hospitality?” What would that look and feel like at First Congregational? How can we be welcoming to people who seem different than ourselves? Each Wednesday evening, from February 20 through March 20, we will explore what barriers might keep people from full participation in our congregation: those with memory loss, hearing impairments, or mental illness, for example.  A leader who is knowledgeable about these challenges will explain them and then lead a discussion and answer questions as we consider how we can make our church a place that is welcoming to everyone. The Gathering begins at 5:30 with a simple meal. Class starts at 6:15 and will be over by 7:00 (so that choir members can get to rehearsal).

 

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:54 am in Upcoming Events.

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