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Weekly News

Date Posted: June 26, 2020

News for June 28 – July 4

Prayers of Lament

The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds there is a time for everything… including things we think of as “unpleasant” or “unfaithful” like weeping, mourning, or breaking apart. (Eccl. 3:1-8). In these days of isolation, unrest, frustration, and loss, many of us are feeling lots of uncomfortable things. These uncomfortable feelings can lead us to feel separated from, angry at, or even abandoned by, God. Where do we go with that?

At the link below is a reflection that might help, along with an invitation to try your hand at writing your own lament. In the coming weeks, we’ll be personalizing our Prayers of the People to reflect the joys and sorrows closest to our hearts. I hope you’ll add your voice to our common prayers by sharing your reflections with us. Contact Cheryl.

Contemplative Way Stations

The Way Station is in between, a place to rest, but it is not the destination. We find ourselves at different places on this journey to the “new normal.” What might we be learning at the Way Station? Who and What are our guides?

Mary and Martha’s Place is pleased to host this conversation, with Lerita Coleman Brown, Carl McColman, and Fr. Stuart, on Saturday, June 28 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. There is no charge to attend, but participants must register to receive the Zoom link.

Movements of Faith with Bishop Wright

In life, we go through movements. These movements (reality, grief, hope, faith, and courage) change in each season, and during this season, these movements within ourselves may feel impossible to overcome. Join Bishop Wright in a 5 part video series that takes a deeper dive into what these movements look and feel like as people of faith.

New Resource Additions

Two new resources for adults have been added to the list for Reflection about Race:

  • Book: The Death of Josseline; Immigration stories from the Arizona Borderlands, by Margaret Regan. Stories about immigration from many different perspectives from those directly affected.
  • Podcast: Unlocking Us with Brene Brown and Ibram X. Kendi (Author of How to be and Anti Racist and Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University)

This post highlights some events and news pertinent to the upcoming week.