“God’s Agenda” Workshop April 9-10

Join peace and justice advocate Rev. Bill McElvaney at University UMC for a series of justice workshops. Bill is Professor Emeritus at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, and he is a longtime peace and justice advocate. Each gathering will begin with an opening prayer and a brief justice reading from Bill.  Featured readings will be:

·  Life After Mississippi – by James Autry
·  The Justice Project – by Brian McLaren et al
·  Justice – by Nicholas Wolterstorff
·  The Last Week – by Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan
·  Blessed Are the Peacemakers, a Lenten meditation – by Bill McElvaney

On Saturday morning, Bill will outline his reasons for writing the book Becoming a Justice Seeking Congregation: Responding to God’s Justice Initiative, experiences with the book, and some general observations about justice. Saturday afternoon will include participation in a justice exercise.

On Sunday afternoon, we will consider where UUMC is in doing justice, including existing and possible new challenges. The sessions on both Saturday and Sunday will proceed with narrative of doing justice, followed by discussion (action and reflection). The sessions will conclude with Bill McElvaney’s reflections on a chapter of the book. Along the way, we will consider questions at the end of each chapter. Books will be available for sale for $10.

PLEASE REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME FOR THE WORKSHOPS. DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, APRIL 5 AT 5:00 P.M. Email Rev. Susan Sprague at ssprage@uumc.org or call 512-478-9387 to RSVP. A $15 fee includes breakfast & lunch on Saturday.

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