Beloved Community Sermon Series: January 6-February 10, 2019

Winter 2019: Beloved Community

Winter 2019: Beloved Community

Sunday School 9:45am., Worship 11am

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s idea of Beloved Community, with guiding principles of love, justice, and relationship, will shape our worship and faith formation during these weeks. We will look at the stories of Jesus’ ministry alongside our calling to follow. What does it mean to practice stewardship and engage with justice? How do we commit to living together, sharing our resources, and working at the intersections of justice in our world? Our six-week series in worship and other formation events will challenge and equip us to talk about sharing our time, resources, lives, and our callings.

Beloved Community: Faith Formation Opportunities

Tuesday Morning Bible Study at RBC: 10:30am at RBC, on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays in January & February

We’ll discuss the lectionary text from the gospel of Luke on these Tuesday mornings and see what we can learn from Luke about Jesus’ dream for Beloved Community.

Thursday Morning Breakfast Club at RBC: 9am, February 7

Come enjoy a breakfast feast, then stay for a time of sharing, reflection and discussion, as we consider some of these questions and topics related to the themes of Beloved Community and Intersectionality:

  • What do you understand about gender identity?

  • Why is it important to “share your pronouns”?

  • How would you like to deepen your understanding of what transgender persons experience?

We will have one or two people who will get the conversation started, and then a time of questions, discussion, and reflection.

Please RSVP so we can plan for food:

Sunday, February 10, 12:15pm, Intersectionality: Voices from the Transgender Community. Lunch and speaker from Equality Virginia’s Transgender Speakers’ Bureau, who will share his story and allow for a time of questions and sharing.

Saturday, February 16 & March 2, 10am to 12pm: Contemplative Prayer Session, led by Lydia Mercado

Sunday, February 24, 9:45am, Combined Sunday School Class, Intersectionality II: Stories of the Intersections of Injustice. Adults and youth will come together for Sunday School to continue learning about the concept of Intersectionality and how it relates to our concerns for justice as a beloved community.