Jesus calls us to Respond with Love
Every Wednesday at 7pm
As tensions increase in our country concerning systemic racism following the death of George Floyd, it can be difficult as Christians to know how to respond. However, there is no mistake, Jesus does call us to respond with love, and our eyes fixed firmly toward him as we work towards reconciliation and healing. Knowing what that practically looks like and the steps we must take is the challenge that is before us. Therefore, on Wednesdays at 7pm Fr. Kenn will host a weekly book and media discussion group on Zoom for all who wish to attend. It is likely we will engage with multiple books and other resources over the course of the study. Our end goal will be to develop an action plan for St. Clement’s to answer Jesus’ call on our lives to love those who are hurting while we strive to be peace makers. This is a fluid weekly meeting as we will continue to meet and will not set an end date. Our first book will be “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo which can be found on Amazon or any major book retailer.
Our Own Fr. Kenn Katona was interviewed on KCRA on May 26th, 2020.
Men’s Devotional Group
The St. Clement’s Men’s Devotional group meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm where we are going through the book “Life Together” – Dietrich Bonhoffer.
Looking forward to (virtually) seeing you!
Also, please feel free to invite your friends who attend (or not) other churches, denominations, and who may be geographically located elsewhere. The great thing about doing this via zoom, is there are no limitations as to who can attend.
St. Clement’s Vestryman
Easy to use online BCP
Candle Walk (Children’s Book)
The Rev. Anne McKeever, Diocesan Recovery Facilitator
Isolation is perilous for people in recovery. We learn that our sobriety depends upon keeping connected to sober people, being accountable to others, being of service to others.
Some people in recovery attend one or more meetings a day. Many people attend several meetings a week.
With quarantines, self-isolation, and lockdowns spreading in response to the COVID-19 virus, and with many in-person support groups ceasing to meet as ordered, other sinister viruses can spread as well: powerlessness, loneliness, anxiety, fear, shame, all the hurts and harms that fuel addictive behaviors.
As our Diocesan Recovery facilitator, I’ve begun compiling this collection of online/virtual recovery support resources. It’s just the beginning. Please share with me resources you find, too.
Please share these resources with your congregations and friends. Learn who might need frequent check-ins by phone. Let’s work together to stay as healthy as possible in these tender times.
- Rev. Anne’s article and curated list of resources are available here: conta.cc/2wr45Yj
- Here is an additional article from Episcopal News Service: Episcopal churches reluctantly close their doors to 12 step meetings