As many of you may know, in May of 2017, the national Episcopal Church invited all Episcopalians to participate in the Church’s long-term commitment to Becoming the Beloved Community.
“…Our Church did a remarkable thing: the General Convention invited us as a church to take up this Jesus Movement. We made a commitment to live into being the Jesus Movement by committing to evangelism and the work of reconciliation… across the borders and boundaries that divide the human family of God. This is difficult work. But we can do it. It’s about listening and sharing. It’s about God.” ~ Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
In response, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) made the decision at last September’s Convention to set Creating the Beloved Community as the 2017/18 Mission Opportunity topic. ECMN encourages Episcopalians, in their faith community context, to learn and engage in action around this topic and St. Stephen’s is answering this call.
Join the Rev. Lisa Wiens Heinsohn and parishioner Nicole Bates in an 8-part exploration of the Beloved Community as a powerful metaphor through which we follow the way of Jesus together.
Our series will be held during the Adult Forum hour on Sunday mornings at 10:15 AM in the Commons Room on the following dates:
What to learn more about The Beloved Community? Check out these resources:
- The Episcopal Church’s online resource: Preparing to Become The Beloved Community
- Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s (ECMN) online resource: Creating the Beloved Community