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Lenten Series: Growing in Love

Lenten Series: Growing in Love

by Marti Fagley on February 22, 2020

Join us during Lent for Holy Eucharist, a soup and salad supper, and an evening of deeply engaging conversations as together we grow in love. 

Our Lenten Series this year is focused on discussions of "Race and Ethnicity" using the Living Room Conversations method of reflecting on these subjects. To guide us, we will use the diocesan presentation given a few months ago at our convention by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of Maryland. 

Living Room Conversation is a simple way to heal divides. It is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences. This method helps identify areas of common ground and shared understanding. 

We will meet Wednesday evenings (March 4, 11, 25 and April 1) beginning with Eucharist in St. Simon Chapel at 6:15 p.m. Following our service, we will gather for dinner and be seated. The video presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Immediately following the video, we will begin our conversations. The evening will end at 8:30 p.m. 

Rev. Linda Taylor will lead our March 4th session; Marti Fagley, March 11 and John Green, March 25th. The final session will be led by Father Stanford on April 1. 

Bishop Sutton was elected bishop of Maryland in 2008. He is nationally known for his commitment to non-violence, reconciliation, the environment and the practice of Centering Prayer.  Formerly the Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral Church and director of the Center for Prayer an Pilgrimage, Bishop Sutton has also served as a college chaplain, parish priest and professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. 

He is the author of several articles about spiritual practice and healing. He is also a sought-after guest preacher and a contributor to the book, The Diversity of Centering Prayer. (Read a more detailed biography.)

We look forward to seeing you each week.

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