Adult Education – The Way of Love: Living Our Baptismal Promises
In this Easter Season we invite our parish to practice the Way of Love by participating in Formation, Outreach and Fellowship offerings for all ages. In April we will begin the journey by examining Environmental Justice together on Wednesday evening 4/14 for a discussion on climate change and race followed by a day of outreach at the Northeast Community Garden on Saturday 4/17.
Rev. Lorraine Ljunggren will lead Wednesday evening discussions in April and May that help us explore our Baptismal Covenant focusing on “where the rubber meets the road” when it comes to living a life of faith or seeking faith. Much like the Ten Commandments, our Baptismal promises have to do with how we live as individuals and as a community of people. The promises are included in The Book of Common Prayer (which can be found at bcponline.org) on pages 304-305.
This is a 7 week series held on Wednesdays at 7 pm via Zoom. All are welcome to join one or as many sessions as you would like!
Race and Climate – April 14
- Joy Shillingsburg will lead a discussion on a short film on environmental justice and explore the intersection of race, climate change, faith and action.
Community Gardening – April 17
- All are invited to join our beloved community in the Northeast end of Wake Forest to work in the new community garden and gathering place on Saturday between 10-12:30 or 1:30-4. Joy Shillingsburg has reserved 6 slots for volunteers from St. John’s for April 17. Please contact Joy if you plan to attend. If you would like to volunteer on another day at community Garden, click on the following link to sign up Sign Up.
In this series with Rev. Lorraine Liunggren we’ll explore an alternative format for these promises which can lead to a deeper and fuller meaning of this important part of our common life.
Overview and Introduction and Promise 1 – April 21
Promise 2 – April 28
Promise 3 – May 5
Promise 4- May 12
Environmental Justice- Part 2 May 19
This session is a bonus session that will be led by Mawethu and Joy presenting a deeper dive into the history of the Environmental Justice Movement in Warren County, NC and Ken Farruccio. Ken will share his first hand account of the power of churches, research and community action in the fight for environmental justice in Warren County, NC.
Click HERE to register for all above events.