Becoming Beloved Community Listening Session, for Columbus churches on Aug. 5.

Listening session Aug. 5, 4 pm at St. Philip, Columbus: Every year elected officials make decisions with huge impact on our communities, including education and access to food, health care, housing, and more.  The Diocese of Southern Ohio has a team of people tracking public policy. We want to hear what issues are most important to you so we can keep you informed on opportunities to bear witness for the people you serve and care about.   

Please join us Aug. 5 at St. Philip Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Avenue, Columbus, for a Listening Session for congregations and community partners serving Columbus neighborhoods.  The meeting starts at 4 and concludes with a potluck supper at 6 pm. 

Working in small groups, we’ll share stories and thoughts on these questions: 

1.     What do you most want your elected officials to know about your community? 

2.     What gives you hope for your community? 

3.     What is your top concern for your community? 

For people representing congregations, there will also be a chance to provide input to regional leaders in your faith: What is one challenge and one strength in your congregation that you want them to know about? 

We’ll gather stories and insights into a collage, which participants could use on visits to legislators and which will take to the September 15 meet and greet sessions at St. Patrick’s, Dublin and Trinity, Columbus with the candidates for 10th Episcopal Bishop of Southern Ohio. 

Please RSVP by August 2 to Ariel Miller, diocesan advocacy reporter, 

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