Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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St. John's Episcopal Church 
3 Pleasant Street
Sutton, MA 01590

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Lainey Hurlbut 
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts 

Toward the Beloved Community: Holy Conversations About Race



In our Baptismal Covenant, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. We recognize that although we seek to embody Jesus’ kingdom of justice and peace in our churches and communities, we still have a long way to go. Often we’re not sure how to make a difference.

Whether you are a beginner on the path or well along the journey, you are invited to a new spiritual formation opportunity coming to each corridor of our diocese, starting this fall. We’ll share the sacred stories, Biblical and personal, drawing us toward transformation; explore the Episcopal Church’s complex history on racial justice; and navigate some of the deeper waters of systemic racism and white privilege.

Our day will include prayer, presentations, small group discussions, short videos, lunch, and Holy Eucharist. Each parish is encouraged to send at least one clergy or lay leader, and group size is limited, so please register early! Childcare and/or a children’s component is available with participant interest.

Facilitator Team from the Social Justice Commission: Lee Cheek, Lisa Green, Harvey Hill, Alexizendria Link, Peter Swarr, Maggie Sweeney