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Wednesday Night Programs

Seasonally on Wednesday evenings

Join fellow parishioners for a warm meal and conversation at 6:00 p.m. in Valentine Hall. Opportunities to learn follow at 6:45 p.m. in Valentine Hall and the Michaux House. House. Evening Prayer or Holy Eucharist is offered at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel every Wednesday night January 8 through April 8 (except February 26 Ash Wednesday), regardless of Fellowship Dinners and Study schedule.

Contact for Fellowship Dinners: Nancy Warman, 355-1779, ext. 333, or nwarman@doers.org

Contact for Study: Hilary Streever, 355-1779, ext. 317, or hstreever@doers.org

Christian Journey – New time and place!

Wednesdays 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., Valentine Hall

This engaging series invites deeper inquiry into issues relevant to the ongoing faith journey of adults. No commitment needed – drop in any time for one or all the classes! See the full Spring Program Schedule here.

Contact:   Hilary Streever, 355-1779 ext. 317

Spring 2019 Schedule

Mapping Your Adventure: Discovering Integrity in a Life Review

Wednesdays: January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Valentine Hall

If there is a constant in our world besides Jesus, it is change. Many of us take stock of our lives at the start of the new year, and most of us are already living through or facing on the horizon major life changes and decisions. Begin the New Year with conversation about transitions.  Dr. Cooper has studied for many years the eight stages of personality development originally developed by Eric Erickson.  He used that theory in his work as a therapist and teacher and in writing his recent memoir, Mapping Your Adventure: Discovering Integrity in a Life Review and his first book Get A Life: A Second Chance after Fifty (both available for purchase).  Join us for conversations on self-understanding and thoughts about what is important in living a fulfilling life. The nursery will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each Wednesday night.

 

Lenten Series: Faith-Based Civic Engagement

Wednesdays in Lent: March 13 through April 10, 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Valentine Hall

Many Christians wonder: how can I live out my faith in the community or the public square? Certainly the answer is unique to each Christian; we will hear from five agencies how they have heard the Good News and translated it into action in our community by caring for our neighbors.

March 13      The History of Poverty in Richmond

Dr. John Moeser, a member of Second Presbyterian Church and local expert on the history of Richmond’s urban design, tells the history of “the least of these” in our own community to answer the question, “What is Faith-Based Civic Engagement?”

March 20      Repairers of the Breach: The Bus Rapid Transit Project

The Rev. Nelson Reveley and Ross Catrow explain why and how faith communities across Richmond have come together to support the GRTC’s Bus Rapid Transit project.

March 27      Resettling Refugees

Church World Services began immediately following World War II to help the hungry and those in need. Representatives will speak about their work today helping refugees find new homes in our community.

 April 3           Climate Change and Care for the Environment

The Rev. Weston Matthews, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, the Plains, works for the Presiding Bishop’s Office on matters of faith and climate change. Come learn why his faith motivates him to serve creation and those most vulnerable to climate change, and how this work is unfolding.

 April 10         Health Care for All

Kim Bobo, Executive Director of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, brings together leaders and communities from many faith communities across the commonwealth to address a variety of social and human rights issues. Currently, their major project is working with the Virginia legislation to provide healthcare for all citizens. Bobo was selected for the 2012 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, an award shared with the likes of Dorothy DayMartin Luther King Jr.Mother Teresa, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.