Ray Waters is back with us Sunday!
We're excited to have Ray Waters, pastor of The Village in Hapeville, Georgia, joining us for our gathering this Sunday! Ray gave an incredible, powerful message on fear in the fall, and we're anticipating another memorable gathering with him. All are welcome, and we really mean that.
Keeping reading–we've got a lot happening this month!
We have a pretty incredible month ahead of us! Every gathering is an opportunity to lean into our individual and collective goodness, what some might call Divine. We strive to love our world and each other well. Whether it's our own Stan Mitchell or special guest Sara Cunningham, there are some incredible voices speaking into our community this month.
Invite your friends and family!
Join us for our annual business meeting happening at the Brentwood Library at 6:30PM on Wednesday, March 20th! This is our chance to talk through GracePointe's business: our goals, our needs, and our dreams together–this meeting is about you. All are welcome, and there will be a time for questions. Plus, we'll have some light refreshments to share!
Our Books & Brews gathering for the month of March is centered on Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber's brand new book "Shameless", an important dive into purity culture and sexuality, broadening the conversation around sexual ethics. We'll be gathering at Fido at 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 26th! Here's the book's description:
Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For nearly two thousand years, this obsession has often turned destructive, inflicting pain, suffering, and guilt on countless people of all persuasions and backgrounds. In Shameless, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation. To make her case, she offers experiences from her own life and stories from her parishoners alongside biblical theology to explore what the church has taught, and the harm those teachings have caused.
Along the way, she re-examines patriarchy, sex, and power with candour but also with hope, because in her heart she believes the "Gospel is powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting."
Mark your calendars: We're incredibly excited to have Sara Cunningham, founder of Free Mom Hugs and author of How We Sleep at Night, joining us for our gathering on March 31st. Sara is strong ally for the LGBTQ+ community, doing justice work and activism in a beautiful fashion. She's been featured in a variety of news outlets, including the Today Show, People Magazine, and the Washington Post. The rights to her story were recently purchased by Jamie Lee Curtis!
Her work is close to the heart of our community, and we won't be taking this opportunity for granted. Invite your friends! We'll see you on March 31st at GracePointe.