The Weekly News for January 3, 2018
Greetings!

In this issue of The Weekly News:

  • Join Us for "Jesus: God's Manifesto"
  • Featured Book in the Andres Library
  • Wednesday Book Study Fellowship
  • Anti-racism Work Group News
  • Evangelism Matters Conference
  • Christmas Pageant Photos
  • Important Dates for Your Calendar
"Jesus: God's Manifesto"

Come join us! This course for adults is based on the traditional Gospel stories of the Epiphany Season found in the hymn, “Songs of thankfulness and praise. . .” (Hymnal 1982, #135). Each of the four stanzas references a story about Jesus and how he was manifested and ends “God in man made manifest.” Each story is about how Jesus reveals who God is. Come discover the ways Jesus may be revealing God’s self to us now and what difference that makes in our lives. 

Join Father Stephen during the Season of Epiphany and discover how God may be tugging at you in a way you have been waiting for all your life.

Sundays January 7 – February 4, 9:00, Conference Room
Wednesday Book Study Fellowship 

Please join us for our new book for the new year starting Wednesday, January 10. We will be reading  He Still Moves Stones by one of our favorite authors, Max Lucado. Every page of this powerfully moving book reminds us what happens when obstacles prevent our seeing what God has done for us. He moves stones. This group meets for book study, fellowship, and prayer every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. following the Eucharist. 

If you have any questions or would like to order the book, please contact one of the following:
Deb Callahan | 317-844-2757 | debster48@aol.com
Claire Zmak | 317-844-2276 |  lvz2kuk@aol.com 
From the Anti-racism Work Group

Exploring issues of systemic racism is a difficult, multi-layered, and sometimes disorienting process. St. Christopher’s Anti-Racism Team is pleased to offer you some new resources in the library. Each week a new book will be featured in the Weekly News and all are available for check out.
This Week's Highlighted Library Book
New, from the Anti-racism Work Group
What Does it Mean to be White? by Robin DiAngelo

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race? In the face of pervasive racial inequality and segregation, most white people cannot answer that question.

In the second edition of this seminal text, Robin DiAngelo reveals the factors that make this question so difficult: mis-education about what racism is; ideologies such as individualism and colorblindness; segregation; and the belief that to be complicit in racism is to be an immoral person. These factors contribute to what she terms white racial illiteracy. Speaking as a white person to other white people, DiAngelo clearly and compellingly takes readers through an analysis of white socialization. Weaving research, analysis, stories, images, and familiar examples, she provides the framework needed to develop white racial literacy. She describes how race shapes the lives of white people, explains what makes racism so hard to see, identifies common white racial patterns, and speaks back to popular narratives that work to deny racism. 

(Description from the back cover of the book)
Evangelism Matters Conference

Do you get a little skittish the moment you hear the “E” word? Come to the Evangelism Matters Conference, March 15-17, 2018 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and learn how we can proclaim our faith in a way that is authentic to our Episcopal values. This is not a marketing workshop, but one in which we learn to talk about our faith with others.Participants will experience inspiring panels and talks, a keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, memorable workshops and resources, and vibrant worship. More information is at www.evangelismmatters.org or talk with Mother Jenny. Scholarship money is available. Come go with us!

Please note there is a discounted registration through January 15! The last conference sold out three months in advance.


Children's Christmas Pageant Photos

Photos of the Christmas Pageant are now available on St. Christopher's website. Thanks go to Travis and Annette Moser and Leigh Omer for the wonderful images.





Important Dates for Your Calendar

The  Save the Date page  of St. Christopher's website is updated weekly. Check this resource for new information. You also may want to review the insert in the Sunday bulletin, as it provides the schedule for the coming week. 

January 15 | Church Office will be closed (Martin Luther King Day)
February 4, TBA | Parish Annual Meeting
February 14, TBA | Ash Wednesday
February 18, 7:45 & 10:00 a.m. | Bishop Jennifer's Visit
Sunday April 22, 2018 (Earth Day), 11:15 a.m.| Playground blessing and grand opening!

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