Adult Formation Activities this Autumn

Formation Activities at St. Stephen’s

Becoming Beloved Community Teach-Ins

Oct 1, 8, 15 (7-8:30): History; Stories; Invitations

Are you interested in learning more about Becoming Beloved Community–the history and its purpose? Are you curious about how people are engaging in the work of racial healing and justice, rooted in the Way of Love? Are you longing to be in community with other people of faith and followers of Jesus to explore where God is calling you in this work right now? Join this series of Teach-Ins–for any or all of it–to learn, share, and connect. To register, contact or let Deacon Meribah know at

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

We will read “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James Cone and discuss it on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. from October 22 through November 19.

Formation Activities Offered by the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Emergent Discipleship

Breathing life into our spiritual lives and cultivating divine presence so that we can manifest beloved community. From discipline to discipleship, From transactional to transformational.
Hosted by Quanita Roberson and Amy Howton
4 week online journey September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 6-8 pm
Free, all are welcome, sponsored by Becoming Beloved Community

Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue on Race & Faith

Beginning Sunday, October 18
(meets bi-weekly on Sundays for ten sessions, time TBD)
More info here

Are you interested in learning about the history of race and racism in America and the impact it has on our lives, our church, our world today with other people of faith from across our diocese? Join an online cohort to explore a rich curriculum–using film and readings–focused on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian Pacific Americans as their histories intersect with European American history. This series, developed by The Episcopal Church and Katrina Browne, director of the documentary Traces of the Trade, has been especially designed to help white people engage in conversation about the history of race in America. While it’s been designed for white people, all are welcome. More information including how to register is forthcoming and can be found at Questions? Contact Free, all are welcome, sponsored by Becoming Beloved Community.

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