September 15, 2022

Encouraging Justice Gatherings

Watch Jennifer Franz’s video here:

In the Lord’s prayer is a powerful plea for God’s will to be done on earth as it is heaven. As we look around us at the turbulent times we are living in; there is this overarching question of how do we sustain hope and remain engaged in the necessary work of social justice and building God’s kingdom here to earth? We see large-scale racism, climate change, homophobia, poverty, terrorism, pandemics, etc., while we are also are navigating personal joys and sorrows. It can be so easy to become overwhelmed into inaction, and yet the Spirit calls us to love, hope, action, and the work of healing our communities. A group of folks here at St. Stephen’s have been meeting regularly in recent months to brainstorm and pray about a way to bring us together with a focus on encouraging each other in the faithfulness of social justice work. We are pleased to share that beginning in September, we are going to pilot twice-a-month Sunday night gatherings with the purpose of encouraging each other in the justice work we are already involved in.                                            

What will this look like?

The 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 5-6:30 pm

September 25, October 9 & 23, November 13

Dinner will be served!

Dedicated on-on-one time for us to share what justice work we are doing or learning about

Guided meditation of another spiritual practice to center us

Presentation from someone on their justice work


Our first Encouraging Justice meeting will be on Sunday, September 25th.  During the meal of soup and bread, Bruce Lombardi will share his particular justice work in relationship with Indigenous People.  He’ll share some of his journey as well as his engagement in our Diocesan Convention 2021 Resolution 4: Fostering Right Relationship: ECCT, Indigenous Episcopalians and our Indigenous Neighbors.  Whether you are a seasoned activist or brand new to the concepts of justice work, this is a space for all.


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