October 16, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2317 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Come spend a day apart in fellowship and reflection…
We will be joined by Dr. Mary McClintock Fulkerson,
Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School,
as she leads us in a discussion of her most recent book,
A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed
This time apart will look different than our traditional clergy gatherings.
9:30 a.m.: BRUNCH and time of fellowship.
10:15 a.m.: The “business” of our common life
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Listening and conversation
as we think about the intersection
of our worship practices and race
with Dr. Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Framing our discussion will be the questions: How can we re-member the Body of Christ at the Table if we do not remember the ways in which the Body has been broken? Does our insistence on being “colorblind” do harm rather than heal? Are there constructive ways that we might order our worship so as to begin to heal the brokenness of racism in our world?
1:00 p.m.: Closing worship led by The CityWell worship team.
Please plan to participate in the entire day. You are invited to read the attached chapter from Dr. Fulkerson’s book prior to coming to our day apart. Please RSVP by clicking this link so that we can prepare for food and for conversation groups. We will, as usual, have a basket for a suggested $5 donation for food available at the meeting so that we can keep our limited district funds available for other ministry needs. If you have a lay person, Duke intern, or guest to bring along, they are welcome, but please RSVP for them as well!