AN will be hybrid: in-person/Zoom in the Fireside Room. All in-person must be masked up! Zoom Link. Zoomers check in a few minutes early please so all are ready to go at 9:15 a.m. Can’t stay over anymore – gotta get to church 🙂
Sunday September 12 @ 9:15 Welcome Back!
Welcome to whatever the ‘splendid mystery’ of Adult Nurture will become this Fall and beyond! We are excited to see you and plan to spend this first Sunday back together checking in, listening and exploring these words & themes: resilience, thresholds, doors ajar, a world upside down, steadfast love, shoulds, passions, edges and safe harbors. Mostly we want to hear from you, however we may hear a word from Diana Butler Bass, Joy Harjo, & Nadia Bolz-Weber too. “We are part of a mystery, a splendid mystery within which we must attempt to orient ourselves if we are to have a sense of our own nature.” Marilynne Robinson
Sunday September 19 @ 9:15 Stubborn Hope
How has the past year(s) informed how we move into what the future holds? We’ll listen to Kate Bowler interview the Rev Jan Richardson, who many of us are familiar with, for her counterintuitive “blessings.” What does it mean to be blessed? Please listen along with us, as Kate and Jan talk about the ways grief cracks us open and how blessing invites us into stubborn hope. There’s no going backness…across which threshold are we being called?
Sunday September 26 @ 9:15 Revolutionary Love
The Revolutionary Love Project, founded by civil rights leader and prophetic voice Valarie Kaur, inspires and equips people to build beloved community where they are. We teach core practices of revolutionary love, backed by research and infused with ancestral wisdom. Our team produces educational tools, training courses, artwork, films, music, and mass mobilizations that center the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities. In an era of great transition, we believe that we can birth a world where we see no stranger. Each of us has a role. When we lead with love, we labor with joy.
Valarie Kaur is an American activist, documentary filmmaker, lawyer, educator, and faith leader. She is the founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. Kaur’s debut book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, was published in June 2020. See her AI Poster
Joy Harjo Poem 9/12