In January & February, join us for this Bible study, Transformed Community: Freed and Empowered for Radical Welcome,” that was written as a collaborative effort of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, and the ELCA/AMMPARO. In six sessions, participants will explore their relationship with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in relation to biblical stories of generosity, inclusion, compassion, justice, and forgiveness. Centered on Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,” the Bible study will assist groups to:
- Recognize how transformed understandings of generosity, inclusion, compassion, justice, and forgiveness make Christian community an agent of God’s love;
- Be encouraged in the experience of community and inspired to trust in the countercultural ways of God’s will, especially with regard to the realities of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers;
- Commit to engagement and action to energize the community as God’s agent of change in the world with respect to refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers.
Beginning February 26, the Faith Connections Pastor’s Class will be a continuation of the theme of Lent regarding the questions we ASK. It is a lectionary study of the Sunday’s readings with a focus on the back-and-forth conversations in scripture and between ourselves.
This class meets in the 2nd floor Upper Room. Use the stairs or elevator by the glass doors at the back of the church, Sundays 9:30-10:20 a.m.Join us for this Pastor’s Class in person during the Faith Connections hour, 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings, in the Upper Room. If you would be interested in the class at a different time or in a different format, let us know here: https://forms.gle/fKoc4viBVyaAAxB19. For more information, contact Pastor Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org