Sign up TODAY for Adult RE: Liberal Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 3 – November 14 – Morse Room
On Wednesday evenings, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14 (except Oct. 31), Rev. Marshall Hawkins will lead an adult RE class that engages with the Bible from a liberal perspective. We will read stories from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, learn a bit about their historical context, and reflect upon their metaphorical meanings for our lives. All perspectives welcome! We will look at some art, watch some movie clips, read some contemporary short stories, and get to know one another better. Participants are asked to try to attend all the sessions, so that we can have a cohesive group. Sign up on the sheet in the sanctuary, or contact Marshall: email@example.com.
Starting NEXT WEEK: Adult RE: Queer(ing) Theology
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, October 10 – December 12, Dining Room
While many wish to use religion to put down and harm us as LGBTQ people, there is so much room and potential to find theologies that speak to our needs as complex people with many identities. We will use these sessions to watch film clips, read articles, share stories, and even create rituals that help us create meaning as LGBTQ people. Queer theology is a growing field of study and spans all faith traditions, our sessions will reflect a great diversity of faith perspectives and everyone’s knowledge and perspective will be honored. Queer(ing) theology is for anyone regardless of a belief in God or not, regardless of a current attendance in a faith community or not, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. Join us to learn, listen, and celebrate together. Sessions will occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of October and November as well as the second Wednesday of December (10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12) from 6:30 – 8:00pm at First Church Jamaica Plain (Unitarian Universalist), right by the monument at the intersection of Centre and South Street.
The class will be taught by Rev. Jason Lydon. Jason graduated from the Episcopal Divinity School where he focused on queer theologies and prison abolition. Jason is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and organizes full time with Black and Pink, an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and free world allies who support each other.