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EXTENDING WELCOME

September 11, 2016 @ 12:30 pm2:00 pm

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EXTEND WELCOME to those outside our church? How can outsiders see that our doors, our hearts, and our minds are open?

A group of Epworth members and staff has recently begun meeting to discuss how, as followers of Jesus, we are called to live into our identity as a Reconciling congregation. What does it mean to welcome all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, or sexual orientation? As a starting point, our group has agreed to focus on racism and white privilege. At our initial meeting in July, we decided to read the following books: Black Man in a White Coat, by Damon Tweedy, MD; and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It is desirable, but not required, that you read these books before attending our second meeting on 9/11/16. Join us on Sunday, Sept 11 in the Fellowship Hall following the 11:00 worship service.

All are welcome to attend – it is not too late to be a part of this work. You are encouraged to bring a bag lunch or snack; this meeting will begin promptly at 12:30 and will conclude no later than 2:00.

Contact Betty Matteson at ematteso@gmail.com if you have questions.

Details

Date:
September 11, 2016
Time:
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Epworth UMC
Phone:
919-489-6557
Website:
epworth-umc.org

Venue

Epworth UMC
3002 Hope Valley Road
Durham, 27707 United States
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Phone:
(919) 489-6557
Website:
epworth-umc.org