We have the opportunity to hear a nationally known
speaker, Rev. Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners Ministry. Rev.
Wallis will be speaking at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N Lorraine
Ave., Wichita, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at our Annual Conference's "For the
Transformation of the World--the role of the church in a politically/racially
divided nation." The event begins at 9:30 am through 3:00 pm on that
Saturday with a talk by Rev. Wallis and workshops on various subjects.
This event is free, however they do request registration so they know how many
meals to prepare.
More than likely we all feel the tension of our
nation and world as we seek to understand how God is working in our human
relationships. Relationships are almost always a challenge, but when we
add factors such as race, immigration, and culture, the level of challenge
increases. It is tempting to ignore our roles and responsibilities in
bring God's love into all the world, but the reality is that each and every one
of us who follow Jesus are called to be part of the transformation of our
world--even if it means thinking critically about such issues as race.
Rev. Wallis is a best-selling author, public
theologian, social activist, and commentator on ethics and public life.
Among his books are "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the
Bridge to a New America" and "The Uncommon Good."
Please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider
attending this event. I know it is on Saturday and so many of us have
commitments to work, family, and friends, but if you can arrange your schedule,
I hope you will attend.
You can register and find out more information on the
Annual Conference website: greatplainsumc.org and search for "Wallis", or call
316-684-0266 ext. 110. Additionally, if you have questions about this
event or would like for me to send in your registration, call (316-776-2212,
316-882-5978), text (316-882-5978) or email (email@example.com).
Peace and Grace,