Brian McLaren Lecture
Brian D. McLaren, noted author, speaker, activist and public theologian will offer public lectures on “A New Reformation: Make Today’s Churches More Relevant for Tomorrow’s Christians.”
The third in an annual series of lectures sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Dunn Loring, the lectures will be held on Sunday, March 8th in the chapel of the Episcopal High School in Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. and on Monday, March 9th at Holy Cross beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A featured speaker to overflow crowds in churches and ecumenical leadership conferences worldwide, Brian McLaren calls on churches to rethink their core mission and become communities that form Christ-like people of love. In his book, New Kind of Christianity, Brian explains that the church must “undergo a spiritual re-formation if it expects to engage children, youth, young adults, older adults and seniors in a pluralistic, high-tech, digital world we live in.”
A prolific writer, his best selling books explore the need for theological reform in a postmodern context, among them, We Make the Road By Walking and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.
The lectures are part of a program sponsored by the Church of the Holy Cross. Over the years, lecturers have included Dr. John Dominic Crossan and Dr. Elaine Pagels. This lecture is sponsored by Holy Cross in association with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Virginia Theological Seminary and the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
For more information, contact the church at 703-698-6991.
Chili Cook-Off and Pie Tasting
On Saturday February 7, we will hold our 2nd (not quite) Annual Chili Cook-off. Form a team and whip up your favorite chili recipe to pit against your fellow parishioners'. After the chilis have been judged, all are welcome to sample the entries. If you are a baker, consider making pies for the Taste of HapPIEness Pie Tasting Fundraiser. Slices will be sold for $1 and there will be a silent auction for whole pies. Compete or jsut come and eat. Suggested donation of $5 per person with $20 max per family. Be sure to invite friends. The more, the merrier!
To find out more or sign up to compete, contact James Carroll at email@example.com
African Team Ministryies Craft/Jewelry Sale
Look for the tables in the Upper Room on February 1 and 8 with the colorful display of African crafts and jewelry (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) Proceeds from the sale of these hand-crafted items go to African Team Ministries, an organization that works as an intermediary between African and American churches. Please stop by the display table and see what catches your eye.
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