Sep 29, 9am – noon
REGISTER BY Sep 25
Have you felt the tug to serve in a local, regional or global mission, but wonder what you’d have to offer, or what you’d even say to people so different from yourself? We often believe our ability to serve the poor requires us to learn more about poverty, but really, our ability to serve others requires first that we learn more about ourselves. What if one of the biggest barriers to justice for the poor is the baggage those who serve drag in and project on those experiencing poverty?
Maybe we need to start by learning more about our own discomforts, wounds and insecurities. Join us from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29 in the church’s Great Hall for an interactive workshop. We will explore methods of contemplative action so that we learn to honor all our neighbors, understanding that people living in poverty are not objects of our ministry, but are essential partners and co-creators in bringing God’s Kingdom vision into being.
The workshop is co-led by Jacqui Buschor, a Columbus-based public policy advocate and certified trainer with Bridges Out of Poverty, and the Rev. Gregory Kendrick, Jr. The registration deadline is Sept. 25 by calling the church office at 216-321-8880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Rev. Gregory Kendrick, Jr.