St. James’s Episcopal Church announces WomanKind 2020, an engaging, two-day women’s program scheduled March 20-21, 2020, hosted by and at St. James’s for attendees of any faith.
Fear. Its prevalence in our culture is growing. Fear of the other. Fear of violence. Fear of the future. Fear of financial difficulties. There is much for women to be afraid of in this world. But Christian women have historically been fearless in the face of violence because of their faith in Christ.
From the first stories of Genesis, 2020 WomanKind keynote speaker Lisa Sharon Harper draws on God’s original vision of a world that is “very good” — is shalom. Harper declares that shalom is the Gospel’s vision for us now — shalom between us and God, within our broken families, between races and nations. Shalom.
Christian fearlessness arises from this firm rock of God’s vision for the Kingdom of God. Here, in and with the Almighty we are partners in Christ’s sacred and world-shaking mission of the Gospel. Here, we stand boldly and without fear of even death itself, as we work with Christ to restore God’s shalom.
WomanKind’s 2020 theme Fearless Women of Faith explores and celebrates how God has inspired fearlessness in us. In our keynote sessions, workshops, and worship, we will examine fearlessness in the face of injustice, violence against women, life transitions, the unknown, vulnerability, and even fear itself. We will look to our sacred stories in the Bible and our own personal stories, and ask for the Holy Spirit to continue to reveal and plant in us holy peace, courage and perseverance. Together, we will seek Christ’s healing, strength, and fearlessness.
WomanKind 2020: Fearless Women of Faith ~ March 20-21