We had a great turnout of around 125 at Marilu and Stuart’s farm last Sunday for our GraceFest worship service at 10 a.m. (photos attached).  People were very compliant with distancing and face masks.  We hope to have another outdoor service in the near future.  But please remember, even if we have an outdoor service, we will still have the pre-taped Morning Prayer service available every Sunday online.  Here is this week’s link for Sunday, July 5th.   

Also, see the information below about our Sunday morning Adult Education class, G[Race], happening in July.

Where is Grace in the midst of the conversation about race? Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who brought a listening ear to Charlottesville in August 2017, has provided a film-based dialogue series on race and faith for our use.  We offered this class at Christ Church Fall of 2019 and it was very well received. Rector Paul Walker and Assoc. Rector Marilu Thomas will be co-facilitating a shorter, three-part intro with three sessions of 1.5 hours, including films, readings and conversation on Zoom as our summer Adult Ed series. Our hope is to provide a grace-led collective learning experience.  

Sessions will be Sunday morning from 10-11:30 am. Our first Zoom session together will be July 12th. Second session on July 19th. Third session on July 26th.

How much experience do you need talking about race? None.

Are all experiences, questions and perspectives welcome? Yes.

Will you sometimes be uncomfortable? Yes. But we will lessen the discomfort by sharing it.

Will we allow disrespect? Absolutely not.

Is it a forum to build friendships? It is a place to be a friend through shared experience.

Will it take courage and openness to participate? The Holy Spirit will be with us.

Please register online at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcuCsrzkiG91M0jMxuVnlZ0fLXPjz7CwF

(Note: You will need to register each person separately by repasting the link into your browser.) After you register, we will send you the Zoom link and digital copies of the readings we will be referencing. Please email mariluatchurch@gmail.com or call Marilu at 434-327-2464 with any questions.