Un-Othering the Other
September 29, 9am – noon
REGISTER BY September 25
Have you felt the tug to serve in a local, regional or global mission, but wonder what you’d have to offer, or what you’d even say to people so different from yourself? We often believe our ability to serve the poor requires us to learn more about poverty, but really, our ability to serve others requires first that we learn more about ourselves. What if one of the biggest barriers to justice for the poor is the baggage those who serve drag in and project on those experiencing poverty?
Maybe we need to start by learning more about our own discomforts, wounds and insecurities. Join us from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29 in the church’s Great Hall for an interactive workshop. We will explore methods of contemplative action so that we learn to honor all our neighbors, understanding that people living in poverty are not objects of our ministry, but are essential partners and co-creators in bringing God’s Kingdom vision into being.
The workshop is led by Jacqui Buschor. Jacqui is a proud resident of the Hilltop neighborhood on Columbus’s Westside. For the past 10 years, she has worked in various roles toward the pursuit of community development, social justice and economic equity. Jacqui’s primary passion is inviting people into reimagining ministry, service, and community with those living on the margins of society. She is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University and a current student at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
The registration deadline is Sept. 25 by calling the church office at 216-321-8880 or email@example.com.
– Rev. Gregory Kendrick, Jr.