Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
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Martha Gardner 
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts 

Cracked Open? Now What? 

We invite the laity of our diocese to a conversation with the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care. Our churches and communities have been cracked wide open by pandemic, racial reckoning, economic suffering and generations-long decline. As the temptation to get "back to normal" beckons in this season of regathering and reopening, how can communities be helped to embrace disruption, dismantle white supremacy and empire, fall in love with Jesus and embody the dream of God? 

Canon Spellers will draw on wisdom from her new book The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community, and from churchwide efforts toward truth-telling and discipleship, in order to equip us as a community of leaders and learners. (Canon Spellers will be giving a presentation at Clergy Day later in the afternoon.)   Please join the laity of our diocese on zoom for this important conversation.