Reflections from the Pew

Full and Fair Funding Public Schools

Good morning St. John’s, On Sunday, you heard me extend an invitation to join the City Council meeting tonight at 6:30pm as they vote on a resolution that seeks to provide fair funding for schools. The link to attend the meeting can be found here: https://zoom.us/j/93589140977?pwd=U1E0R0U5WDJUdkNwdmdrSlY3OVhUUT09 In addition, there is a rally for fair funding…

The Soul’s Journey

Greetings St. John’s, Please join us every Sunday in Lent for our Adult Forum: The Soul’s Journey. We’ll be using the Stations of the Cross and will explore common Lenten themes for our time together. The zoom link to be used each week can be found here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86119535296?pwd=T056SHE0clc4cENLQm9CT3JqUjQvQT09 Meeting ID: 861 1953 5296 Passcode: 985512…

Whom do you trust for the truth?

A reflection from Faith D’Urbano+ A summer evening – a Lancaster First Friday. I wander into a quiet gallery and encounter fraktur artist Lynn Sommer. Fraktur is an elaborate Pennsylvania German folk art, its composition characteristically weaving calligraphy and images. I am drawn to two walls of eye-level beauty. Each piece, Lynn Sommer says, has…

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration?

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration? Hardly! The Church’s position is action! The Church holds devastation of climate as a justice issue. It urges climate action – a moral responsibility, integral to faith- and science-informed stewardship of Creation. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, in an Anglican Theological Review article “The Episcopal Church and Climate Change” reported: “……

Trouble I’ve Seen: Church and Racism, Drew G. I. Hart, Thurs. 9/14, 7pm

by Faith D’Urbano “Complacent while white” – I underestimated my “whiteness” more than I’d ever imagined before reading Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. I find this book eye-opening, enough so for me to plan heading to Lancaster Bible College to hear its author, a PhD in Theology from…

EARTH DAY LIVE! Saturday, April 22

from Faith D’Urbano+ I hope you’ll come out to EARTH DAY LIVE! Creative Climate Connections. It’s this Saturday in downtown Lancaster! April 22, 2017, Noon to 4 p.m. The group inspiring Saturday’s Earth Day LIVE! is Citizen’s Climate Lobby, which engages in volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy serious about solving climate change. As an Episcopalian…