Happy New Year, Incarnation family!
We on the Love Committee are excited for the possibilities ahead of us this year. We expect the Spirit to be vibrantly active as we discover new ways to be church in the post-pandemic era. Part of our evolution will be embarking on the Reconciling in Christ journey.
You may have heard bits and pieces about this. You may not know what this means – for you, for our congregation, and for how we live out our mission. (You can learn more here, if you’re curious.) What it means initially, though – for you and for our congregation – is getting comfortable talking about things that make us uncomfortable. We will be exploring with each other what it means to be people who love intentionally and welcome everyone to the table.
To that end, we have once again partnered with St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in another Living Room Conversations discussion evening. The people of St. Bart’s have been down the road we are just now embarking on. They have experience to share and support to give. We are grateful to them!
ZOOM Community Conversation Event Communicating with Care Bridging Issues That Divide Us Series Wednesday, January 19 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
“We may want to communicate with others in such a way that we gain knowledge and bridge divides, but those conversations don’t always come naturally. Most of us struggle to self-evaluate our communication skills and we might be unaware of words and actions that shut down healthy dialogue when discussing divisive issues. In this conversation we will actively share and explore what works and what doesn’t, and we will reflect on ways that we can improve our interactions with others.” (LivingRoomConversations.org)
We encourage EVERYONE to participate in this important conversation! Everyone’s voice matters and everyone’s perspective is valuable! So please register your intent to participate by emailing LoveCommittee@godamong.us.
" Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break, and all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you." - L.R. Knost