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 email@example.com if you have questions.