Every Sunday from August 27 through October 29, a forum for fellowship and learning will be offered in the Parish Hall between the 9:00 and 11:15 am worship services. The Forum will include speakers, videos, fellowship games such as Family Feud just for fun, and more. Please join us! For more information, contact Roger Greene.
We begin The Forum series this fall with an introduction to the Book of Exodus from The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann, followed by an invitation to a free listening movement. We will hear about what it takes to raise our children and youth in the faith, hear from The Rev. Troy Jackson on the ways in which the Book of Exodus define the AMOS Project, and be introduced to a new outreach program of tutoring both adults and students. Don't miss these presentations and discussions which will continue to prepare us for our mission to do as Jesus commands: deepen every human beings’ relationship with God and love our neighbors—no exceptions.
Listening in Our Schools - St. Timothy's NEW Outreach program is a collaboration between St. Tim's and Kim Montgomery with the Forest Hills Schools. The program reaches out to parents and students where English is not their first language and offers conversational practice to the parents, while at the same time homework help with the students. Kim joins us at the Forum to tell us how she listened to the frustrations of families and responded by forming this group.
Listening to the Spirit speak through all Creatures - Historically, the church has been slow to listen to what the Spirit of God has to say through all of God’s creation, including animals. On October 1, the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis, the Rector and other members of the congregation will share their experience of God through their pets. It is worth noting that when God said “It is not good that man should be alone,” God didn’t immediately give the first human being another human being. No, God first gave man “every animal of the field and bird of the air.” Apparently, God’s answer to our loneliness includes all living creatures.
Hunger - Hunger is a hard thing for us to grab hold of. We can imagine it intellectually but few of us have experienced the conditions too many in the world live with. St. Timothy's Girls In Real Life (GIRL) Group will share their experience of eating on $1.50/day (the global worldwide poverty line). The group spent three (3) days in late September thinking about every scrap they ate and the cost of it. This morning, they will share how they felt during different times in the in the three-day period and what wisdom they take away from this experiment.
On August 27, 2017, The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann led The Forum on an overview of the Book of Exodus. Here it is if you missed it, or would like to view it again.