We, the members of team “Liberation,” are organizing the members of the Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington, to free them from the dominant “achievement culture,” through using our vibrant church community and our faith in a God of abundance and unconditional love to decrease member’s stress and increase their feelings of connection, resilience and inherent worth, by forming an alternative worship offering that might appeal to or allow participation by more people, to achieve an increase in the size and participation level of our parish community.
Uncertainty. It's always there. The ground is always shifting a bit beneath us, whether we are aware of it or not. We cannot control everything, whether we like it or not. Are Heraclitus said so long ago, "There is nothing permanent except change."
Below, read about the Holy 7, who are a class of students from the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS), and St. Mary's Social Justice Action (SMSJA), a team that developed out of the group of young adults in their 20s and 30s at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Dorchester.
My favorite Bible passage is Acts 2, where we see the beginning of what is now called the church, the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit literally breathes life into this new body: first through the apostles, then through the ears of new converts. We see a community come together, sharing all they have and looking to meet the needs of their world.