JustFaith…explores…engages…challenges…exposes…impacts…our lives and the lives of our neighbors.
Through small-group programs we help people deepen their faith, invite learning, and inspire action around contemporary social issues. JustFaith sessions help adults learn more about our call to charity and justice. Be prepared to put in the time to learn with texts & videos, to examine yourself and the issues being shared with each session. Participants leave our programs better prepared to do justice in their local communities and beyond.
“Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.” – Micah 6:8
We have one more session before we are done. It has been interesting, hard work and very useful. We have learned of many tools and begun to use some of them. What a surprise that even just using one transforms difficult conversations and allows positive things to happen.
Just Faith Participants who attended the in person “Want to Talk” program at All Saints this spring: Vel Sitzman, Emma Jean Couture, Pam Zahorik, Rita Eades, (back row). Kathy Reitz, Karen Stewart, Brenda Meyer(front row). Christina Davis and Bonnie Gass not in picture.
All Saints Parish & BRIDGE are offering a JustFaith Ministries small group program called: Want to Talk? Communication Tools for Divided Times
I’m Brenda Meyer, Justice Minister at All Saints Parish. I’m co-facilitating this program because I’ve been looking for healthier ways to navigate disagreement in my family and social circle. Especially given the polarization we’re experiencing right now, I want to learn how to have tough conversations around justice issues I care about with people who think differently than I do.
Would you be interested in joining me?
Want to Talk consists of eight two-hour sessions plus an “immersion experience,” in which we’ll practice our new communication skills in real life. During each regular session, we’ll pray together, discuss books, watch videos, and have conversations around how we can deepen our relationships while staying true to our values.
Cost for the program, including two books and all other materials, is $50.
Please plan to attend either the in-person or Zoom get acquainted session.
Program Goals… Faith & Racial Justice: Changing Systems and Structuresinvites participants to formulate their own Christian-rooted responses to racism in their churches, workplaces, and communities.
Faith and Racial Justice turns a group of individuals into a community rooted in trust and compassion. Through new learning from articles, videos, and resource books, it lends new insights to participants’ awareness of privilege and racism. By encouraging new spiritual practices and informed action, it cultivates an expanding community of Christians who work to dismantle racism in their respective contexts.
“Transformative is the single word that comes to mind. This program challenges us to deal with (and not just examine) the reality of racial injustice on individuals, families, and communities as well as entire segments of our country…” – John L., Participant
This program consists of eight 2½ hour sessions, as well as an opening retreat and immersion experience. All sessions include prayer, active listening, and relationship-building.
Faith & Racial Justice: Changing Systems and Structureswill be offered in person (virtually via Zoom if the Covid reality changes) through All Saints Parish beginning in September 2021.
Cost for the program is $30 or $40 depending on whether you need the book 40 Days of Prayer. The cost covers the cost of books and any support materials. Internet access is required since some reading material is only available online and we MAY be meeting via Zoom.
Sessions options: ALL participants MUST attend the Opening Retreat on Saturday, September 25th from 8:30 am – 5 pm. Location to be determined.
Retreat on Saturday, September 25
November 29 Immersion
November 17 Immersion
December 4 Immersion
December 8 is feast of the Immaculate Conception – Holy Day of Obligation
If you are interested in participating in this program, please download and complete the form below. Indicate first, second AND third choices of sessions offered. We will offer the sessions based on the number of participants. We will contact you before the Retreat.
Please return your completed form to Sharon Vogler All Saints Parish 704 N 1st Avenue Evansville, IN 47710
Or email completed form to Sharon Vogler at email@example.com
We welcome first time Just Faith program participants as well as those who have previously joined us in Just Faith programs!
The Just Faith program is structured with reading that needs to be done before each session. The sessions always involve prayer and discussion and often additional online information. We hope to provide a printed copy of the participant packet and handouts for those who read better from paper than online.
Presented through the lens of the Christian tradition, JustFaith Ministries’ Faith & Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice and Restoration is an eight-session program that invites participants into an honest conversation about the history of racism in the United States. This program narrates a side of history that few of us learned in high school, shedding new light on the racial injustices we encounter today. Faith and Racial Healing also guides participants in discerning practical action steps for working for racial justice and healing. For more information: https://youtu.be/uNEtuvGRXjU or contact Sharon Vogler at 812.423.5209 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Emma Jean Couture at 812.457.4854 or email@example.com
Do you long for a space to ask hard questions about the history of racism in the United States? JustFaith Ministries’ Faith & Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice and Restoration is an eight-session program that narrates the historical context behind the racial inequalities we face today, whether in education, the criminal justice system, the workforce, or even in church life. For more information: https://youtu.be/uNEtuvGRXjU or contact Sharon Vogler at 812.423.5209 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Emma Jean Couture at 812.457.4854 or email@example.com