- Your Daughters Will Prophesy series begins this Sunday
- *NEW* Wednesday Nights
- Prayer @ 6:00 PM
- Study @ 6:30 PM
- June Study–Witnessing Whiteness, with Dr. Kris Norris
- Psalm 91 funds still available
Your Daughters Will Prophesy…
At the very first Pentecost, St. Peter stood before the crowd gathered in Jerusalem, and addressed them with these words from the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy” (Acts 2.17).
This Pentecost season, we will to acknowledge this truth, spoken at the very first Pentecost, by honoring the voices of women in our pulpit. Over these ten weeks, we will feature ten women from our congregation who have been called as teachers and preachers of God’s word.
Our preacher for this Sunday is long-time parishioner Nancy Pedulla. Nancy is the Vice President of the Learning and Talent Department for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She has worked for InterVarsity for 29 years, serving previously with both undergraduate and graduate and faculty ministries in the New York/New Jersey region.
She holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in International and Development Education, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Her ministry professional passions and investments include whole life discipleship, adult education and training, leadership development (especially for women and people of color), team building, and leadership coaching and mentoring.
She lives in Jersey City and enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, reading fiction, singing in Cantigas Women’s Choir and socializing. She is married to Albert and is mom to three twenty-somethings, Adele, Claire and Alden.
As we begin to grapple with all that’s happening around us, I’m inviting us to start with what the church has traditionally called “self-examination.” More specifically, we are going to spend the weeks of June deconstructing the ways in which Christianity in America has been entangled with ideologies and systems of white supremacy.
Our guide for this study will be Dr. Kris Norris, author of Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church. Dr. Norris is a Visiting professor at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and a consultant for the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.
We have two classes in this study remaining:
1) Where did whiteness come from? (June 17th)
2) What can I do about it? (June 24th)
Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to participate. Hope you can join us!
Things have been hectic over the past few months, as the life of our community has moved online in the midst of the pandemic. We are committed to staying available to you and for your needs. At the same time, we also know that whenever it is that we begin to start moving back toward in-person public worship, it will take a lot of work from all of us. Because of this, we’ve decided to slow down for the summer before ramping things up again in the Fall.
Among the immediate changes we are planning are (1) reducing the number of weekly e-mails and (2) consolidating our weekly prayer into one midweek gathering night (Wednesday). We will keep you up to date as other changes are made.
As we slow down for the summer, the first step we’re taking isto consolidate all our weekly adult education classes and prayer services into one hour on Wednesday evenings. Each Wednesday we’ll say a half hour evening prayer service, following by a half hour study.
During the month of June our prayer service will be the Litany for the Dead we began last week. The thirty minute class will be called “Witnessing Whiteness.” More information can be found below.
Both the prayer service and the study will take place on Zoom. Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to participate. Hope you can join us!
For those needing financial relief in the midst of this pandemic, there are still funds available in our Psalm 91 benevolence fund. We encourage you to reach out. These funds are here to help.