SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023: Faith Outside the Church
Facilitator: The Rev. Paul Benz and The Rev. Michael Cox,
What does it look like to deconstruct the meaning of “church” and apply it to a context that exists outside a physical building? Join us for a conversation about the power of connection when our faith is brought outside the church walls and onto the streets. We will be welcoming The Rev. Paul Benz, who was ordained in the ELCA church and The Rev. Michael Cox, who was ordained in the Assemblies of God and transferring to the Disciples of Christ. Both individuals work as Street Ministers with Operation Nightwatch, a Christian nonprofit working to bring the power of chaplaincy and presence to those living and sleeping on the streets of Seattle. We will explore the idea of “church” as an expansive meaning of sharing Christ in the most human moments of connection in the world and what it looks like to live out the understanding of Christian ministry in the context of accompaniment and kinship with those on the margins. Dessert provided. At 9:15, we’ll head over to Compline together. Questions? Email Molly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SECOND SUNDAYS*, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler House
Each month we’ll explore a question of faith together with a facilitator providing background on the topic before open discussion. At 9:15, we’ll head over to Compline together. Links and resources for each meeting will be posted here as they become available.
Questions? Email Emily: email@example.com
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6*, 2023: Geographic location and faith expression
Facilitator: The Rev. Canon Elise Johnston
*note: first Sunday in August 2023 only
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023: Topic TBA
Facilitator: Nightwatch Chaplain
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023: Exploring the Saints
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023: Food and Faith
Facilitator: Brian Sellers Petersen of Good News Gardens
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023: Incarnation