Adult Christian Formation - The Baptismal Covenant
Each Wednesday in August at 7:00 p.m., we will study one of the Promises in the Baptismal Covenant and look at how these promises are lived out in our daily life. The class will also include a special discussion of how these promises can help us confront racism. These are Zoom online meetings, and access information for the meetings is provided using our blast email system. Please contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to subscribe to our email notifications.
Session 1 - August 5
“Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?”
Eric Law’s “Respectful Communication Guidelines”
Take Away Questions: When you reaffirm this Promise, consider how it relates to your own experience(s) of systemic racism. What have we left done or undone regarding racial justice and healing? How do we repent of our own contributions to racism through white privilege?
Sources - August 5, 2020:
- The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, pp 305, 308, 310, 360
- The Holy Bible, NRSV, Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-13
- Walk in Love, Episcopal Beliefs & Practices, Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe, 2018, Forward Movement
- I will with God’s help, Leaders Guide, Mary Lee Wile, 2010, Morehouse Education Resources
- “Moving Forward in Truth: Bitter Fruit”, Kathy Culmer, July 7, 2020, Epicenter.org https://www.epicenter.org/article/moving-forward-in-truth-bitter-fruit/?fbclid=IwAR1JwQvTJ80oN3XkXtB95c_KUGey9N-kaSJiciAUN2xohO5I6jLAS2ABHbk
- Statesman, July 9, 2020 https://www.statesman.com/news/20200714/bastrop-county-judge-favors-relocating-confederate-statues-from-courthouse-lawn
- Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church https://episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community
- Sermon by Randolph Marshall Hollerith, referenced by John Williams in his presentation June 21, 2020: Sunday Sermon by The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith