Christ’s Welcome for All People:
Biblical Hospitality and Building Equity in the Church
Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hope Lutheran Church
29043 Vallejo Avenue, Temecula
Pacifica Synod rostered ministers and lay leaders are invited to gather on Thursday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Temecula. Bishop Andy Taylor will lead us in biblical reflection on the church’s core practice of hospitality, laying the groundwork for us to more fully offer God’s welcome to all.
Engaging our own diversity of identities and experiences, we will reflect on the ways our awareness and our stations in society help or hinder our welcome. These include systemic privileges, internalized bias, and patterns of organizing church and society. We will take home clarity and steps for how we intend to build awareness and equity in our ministries and communities.
Registration, check-in and coffee begin at 9:00 a.m.
Program Times: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Bishop Any Taylor, Pastor Nate Allen, Pastor Darin Johnson, Pastor Lara Martin and Pastor Rene Martin.
Online registration is strongly encouraged to help us plan for lunch. It is open through January 31, 2019. The $30 registration fee* includes lunch and program.
*For those needing financial assistance, a reduced registration fee of $20 is available during online registration.
Follow this link to register now!
The schedule for the day (subject to change):
9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome/Opening Worship
9:45 a.m. Dwelling in the Word
10:30 a.m. Intro to Sharing Your Story
10:45 a.m. Group Conversations on Privilege & Internalized Racism
12:00 p.m. Lunch Conversations-Assessment of Self, Cong, Synod
12:45 p.m. Gleaning Discoveries & Possibilities
1:20 p.m. Discernment of Intentions as Person and Leader
1:30 p.m. Rite of Reconciliation, Offering of Intentions, Prayers, Eucharist Litany and Communion
For registration questions, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.