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Meditations on Racial Healing

Dr. Catherine Meeks, founder and director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, is releasing a new book, "The Night Is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations on Racial Healing". Dr. Meeks is a visionary, leading Christians to think about racial justice and healing as first and foremost an act of discipleship, central to our call to follow Jesus and his way of love. Dr. Meeks has worked with ECMN as we discern and form our own racial healing curriculum. You are strongly encouraged to add this book to your Christmas purchases. You can hear more from Dr. Meeks by watching this video of her presentation at last summer's BISHOPx Forum.
 
On Thursday, December 8 at 5:30pm Central, join Dr. Meeks, the Absalom Jones Center, and other supporters to celebrate Dr. Catherne Meeks' book. Winner of the President Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Catherine Meeks is the Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, GA. The event will feature prolific leaders from across the Church as we come together to look inward and reflect on the meaning of social justice and what it means to love one another.
Register here.

 
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Safe Church Training
 
The Episcopal Church requires Safe Church Training to make our churches safe for everyone. All clergy, vestry and employees are required to take both courses every 3 years. All keyholders are required to take Tier Two training every 3 years. We are hoping to have everyone complete their training by springtime.

The next Safe Church Classes are:
 
      Safe Church for God's Children (Tier 2 Training)
      Wed, Dec 7 2022, 9am - 12pm -Via Zoom
 
      Safe Church for God's People (Tier 3 Training)
      Wed, Dec 7 2022, 6 - 9pm -Via Zoom
 
To register please Click Here.
 
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PercoLAYte: Monthly Lay Gathering

Second Thursdays, 12pm | On Zoom
 
All Minnesota Episcopalians are invited to join PercoLAYte, the new monthly gathering for lay congregants. As leaders of your communities, you are particularly encouraged to attend.
 
Beginning December 8th and running through June 2023, we'll meet monthly to "steep" ourselves in the lay order of ministry, Each month, we'll explore a new aspect of what the prayer book and our baptismal vows call us to and what that ministry looks like in our faith communities and in our daily lives.
 
We know that weekdays at noon don't work for everyone, so we'll also be recording these sessions and posting them on the ECMN Discipleship page, as well as sharing them in the ECMN weekly news.
  • Thursday, Dec 8th, 12pm:     
    • Exploring Centered and the Impact of Small Groups
  • Thursday, Jan 12th, 12pm:   
    • Four Orders of Ministry: The Laity
  • Thursday, Feb 9th, 12pm
  • Thursday, Mar 9th, 12pm
  • Thursday, Apr 13th, 12pm
  • Thursday, May 11th, 12pm
  • Thursday, June 8th, 12pm
Community Conversations on Race & Inclusion
 
The Community Conversations series started in 2017. The series initially started as a movie night followed by thoughtful and substantive discussion on issues of race and inclusion.
Thre is one more session of this project:
  • Sunday, December 11, 3-6 pm: ‘Colin Kaepernick Story Part II': What set a sports-mad teenager on the path to becoming a civil rights standard bearer | Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood, St. Paul
 These are free events but registration is preferred. 
Click Here to register