Equipping the Beloved Community — Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice, St. Stephen's, Belvedere

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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What does it mean when folks say they’ve found a “home”? Perhaps that home is a place to live, or a community, a culture, or possibly even a country. Or perhaps finding a “home” could mean a “church home” — a place to deepen spiritually and practice faith and justice. How is helping people find “home” beyond making sure the church has a nice sign, a website and a greeter? How does helping another person find “home” require Christians to step outside the building and step into the community with a message of welcome, healing, justice, and acceptance?

Join us for leadership training for parish leaders, vestries, clergy, Sunday school teachers, interested youth, and adults. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Russell Jeung, a leading sociologist on Asian Americans, race, and religion. He will share from his own memoir At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among my Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors, which Executive Council read this past year at the suggestion of Canon Stefani Schatz. Dr. Jeung will help us to recognize the hallmarks of following Jesus into the communities in which we live to welcome the stranger.

As well as the keynote there will be workshops offered on Reaching Young Adults, Faith formation in Changing Times, Sustainable Youth Ministry, LEM and LEV training, Invitational Communications in parishes, Stewardship materials, Utilizing Electronic Givings tools, Discernment, and more.

Workshop descriptions: http://diocal.org/equipping-beloved-community
Registration: https://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/equipping-the-beloved-community-fall-2017/
Amy Cook


St. Stephen’s
3 Bayview Avenue PO Box 97
Belvedere, CA 94920
Phone: 415.435.4501
Fax: 415.435.2259