Lent 2021 at St. James'
Ash Wednesday Service: February 17, 2021
St. James' is taking part in “Sacred Ground,” an experience of reading, watching and learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our world today.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, AND THESE SESSIONS ARE FULL!
Thank you for your interest.
During our Lenten Pilgrimage toward Easter, several small groups will meet six times over Zoom and share reflections and observations about the materials. The program starts February 7 and will meet every other week until April 25, during the Easter season … God’s season of proclaiming hope, possibility, and resurrection.
This series is built around powerful documentary films and readings, which we are pleased to bring you and which will serve as the jumping-off point for dialogue. We will then gather on Zoom for conversation to help us peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day—all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
This series, framed as a spiritual journey, is grounded in the Christian faith – in the example of Jesus Christ and the power of scripture, prayer, God’s grace, and the Holy Spirit to help us step closer to the dream of beloved community.
This amazing series, developed by The Episcopal Church and Katrina Browne, director of the documentary Traces of the Trade, has been especially designed to help white people engage in conversation about the history of race in America. The series is part of The Episcopal Church’s “Becoming Beloved” community which is the church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice. Learn more here.
As Presiding Bishop Curry says “… somehow through the travail and reality of all [our individual, collective, and God’s] stories may emerge hope for a new day….”