Sunday, March 07, 2021, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Lenten Reflections on the Confessions of Belhar
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Calls for unity are everywhere, but agreement on what that means is elusive. For six Sundays during Lent (February 21-March 28), Mary Lynn Tobin and Dave Campbell will lead a Sunday morning adult class in which we reflect together on the most recent addition to the Presbyterian Book of Confessions: the Belhar Confession. Written in the 1980s in South Africa, Belhar challenges the Church’s complicity in supporting apartheid and explores Christian unity in a church and nation divided over issues of race and poverty.
As we study the Belhar Confession and read a book of daily devotions entitled Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar, we will ask:
· What should we stop doing (confess and repent)?
· What should we keep doing (toward reconciliation and justice)?
· What should we start doing (new actions in a new time)?
Our Sunday sessions will provide context and background on how this confession came to be, reflections on its meaning in light of our local and national conversations about race and unity, and opportunities for participants to share insights arising from their daily devotions.