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SOCIAL JUSTICE | Education

Upcoming Classes and Events

April

US Capitol

A Braver Way

Thurs, Apr. 11-Jun. 13 | 6 - 7:30p | Room 222

Date:  Thursday, April 11 – June 13, 2024 (10 sessions)
Time:  6:00 to 7:30p
Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC
Leader:  Jill Krogen

Description:  Don’t spend another election year hiding from friends and family with different opinions.  Learn how to listen and be heard with “A Braver Way” podcast.  Hosted by Monica Guzman, the podcast’s mission is to “help people who disagree get curious about each other with each other.”

This group will listen to the podcast as a group and then discuss.

May

Lunch & Learn

"Leading the Conversation on Alcohol and Drugs"

Presenter: Stacie Zellin
Tues, May 7 | 12-12:55p | Fellowship Hall

Bring your lunch and join us Tuesday, May 7, for our next Lunch & Learn. We will meet at noon in Fellowship Hall.

Stacie Zellin from Prevent + Ed will be presenting “Leading the Conversation on Alcohol and Drugs”.

lgbtq+ Inclusion and the umc

As part of a “Live in Love” sermon series, Pastor Andy Bryan delivered a compelling sermon laying out interpretations of the “clobber verses.” These are verses in the Bible that have been used to harm or “clobber” members of the LGBTQ+ community. The interpretations are rooted in Biblical scholarship, linguistic analysis, historical context, and other ancient sources.

Pastor Andy asked, “Knowing there is an interpretation of these verses that does harm to your neighbor, and knowing now that there is another interpretation of these verses that doesn’t do harm to your neighbor, why do you believe what you believe?”

Why do we believe what we believe? It is a provocative and necessary question. After Pastor Andy’s sermon people wanted to know more and to better understand the different interpretations. Using a resource created by Nick Mundwiller, and Pastor Andy’s sermon, Ali Fields drafted a summary of the interpretations. Click here to read the summary.

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Pastor's Note

Borrowed Rooms

On Maundy Thursday, we reflected on rooms that were important to us as we grew up. We thought about the rooms we had as children, the first apartment we called our own, and even the nursery we decorated for the arrival of our first child. Sometimes we redecorated a room

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