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Should the church be a safe place for everyone? | At-Home Sunday Meeting (8.8.21)

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From our At-Home Sunday Meeting, 8.8.21

About our Sunday Meeting: “We set aside the forces that hold power and enter into transformation, enter into a new life with Jesus, a new humanity, where things of power are set aside for the sake of the community.”

Jonny Rashid explores what being a safe place as a church means. We can be a safe place to have dialogue between our differences, especially when our differences are mutual. But not all differences share that mutuality. Some differences even lead to enmity. Tune in as Jonny fleshes out this idea and explores what it means to lay down power for the sake of the community. Also, worship and art from our South Philly and Jersey congregations, and some meditation from our friend Robert Buck.

Our Sunday Meeting Season: Questions (Not Answers) We Agree With. Yes, you can ask that question. Yes, you are allowed. Jesus asked way more questions than he answered. Many of his answers were more questions. We want everybody we know to experience enough freedom and safety to ask what they need to ask, feel what they need to feel, even doubt what they need to doubt. That’s how we relate to each other and to Jesus. Enter the dialogue with us as we ask and agree with questions, even when we don’t always have definitive answers.

About our At-Home Meeting: We didn’t make this in a studio, we made this in our real life. And we made it for you. We want to actually connect online. Some people are just checking us out and may connect with one of our other expressions in Circle of Hope, and that is great, but we think something is happening right here—and you can be a part of it right now! It’s totally fine to just watch, but you can also us in the live chat no matter where you are coming from as we experience the meeting together. We want to know you. Come to the second half of the meeting in the Zoom afterhang, every Sunday at 5:40pm, right after the YouTube premiere. Let’s connect.

Let us know how we can further connect with you at: https://www.circleofhope.church/onlinemeeting/

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