It’s a place for learning, worship and hope at the heart
of a neighborhood that was once falling down, and has been built up – in more
ways than just the physical. Over the years, our partnership with Emmanuel
Center has deepened, and April 22-24 we will collaborate with its staff and
students to transform the space that welcomes kids and visitors alike. What is
now a concrete alleyway will become a green gathering space for this place that
has become the heart of a community and a path to college and futures for so
many young people.
You will make this possible: a series of Little Free
Library constructions, tables and seats, perhaps a mural. The more hands we
have, the more we can do.
The Reverend Dr. Kathy Grieb, New Testament scholar and
professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, will be with us for this special
weekend of work and reflection, beginning with a lecture and dinner on Friday
night at Holy Communion; a day of service and shared meals at Emmanuel Center
on Saturday; forum on Sunday morning at Holy Communion and worship at St.
Joseph’s Chapel at Emmanuel Center on Sunday afternoon.
We’ll have more information online and in the next
Communicator. To find out how you can be involved, contact the Reverend Hester
Mathes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Reverend Ben Badgett
The weekend's schedule:
Friday evening, April 22: Dinner and lecture by the Reverend Dr. Kathy Grieb of Virginia Theological Seminary, at Church of the Holy Communion.
Saturday, April 23: A day of service, fellowship and reflection, including lunch and dinner, at Emmanuel Center, Memphis.
Sunday, April 24:
9:15 a.m. Forum with the Reverend Dr. Kathy Grieb at Church of the Holy Communion. Dr. Grieb will also be preaching the morning services.
3:00 p.m. Worship at St. Joseph's Chapel, Emmanuel Center.