This Epiphany, our adult formation on Wednesday evenings will once again be Reel Theology! This is a chance to watch interesting films and discuss them with an eye to their theological content while we eat pizza! Child care is available.
This year, in keeping with our Epiphany theme of "The Church in the World," as the Magi come from all nations to worship the Christ child, we will watch and discuss the following films:
January 10: All Saints (PG) - This is the true story of a priest sent to a small, failing Episcopal church in Tennessee to close it down. But when a group of Burmese refugees come to the church for help, he decides to work alongside them instead.
January 17: Of Gods and Men (PG-13) - Under dire threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
January 24: The Mission (PG) - Eighteenth-century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. But things are never so black and white when you're dealing with colonialism. A moving, beautiful, complex film.
January 31: Our family-friendly offering this year is The Prince of Egypt (rated PG for intensity.) This cartoon film tells the story of Moses, with great animation, song, and style. How do our choices affect God's plan for us? Bring the kids and see! children.
What you need to know:
- 5:30pm—Pizza dinner provided
- 6pm—Film screening begins
- Following Film—Guided discussion
- Child care provided
Sunday Morning Forum - Epiphany Schedule
Sundays • 9:15am-10:15am • in the Great Hall
Theme: “The Church in the World”
January 7 – Dr. Kent Hoffman, researcher and author whose work on attachment theory asks us to see the infinite worth of every individual
January 14 – Charlie Pepiton, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance at Gonzaga University and Producing Artistic Director at Square Top Theatre, speaks on the theme of "The Church in the World" as it relates to art and theater
January 21 – Chapter Candidate Forum
January 28 – NO Forum (annual meeting)
February 4 – Skyler Oberst, President of the Spokane Interfaith Council whose work asks us to “Meet Your Neighbor” in order to better understand each other regardless of whatever labels society wants to put on us and our practice of religion as what we truly are: neighbors
February 11 – The Rev. Nic Mather asks us to look at how our understanding of “The Church in the World” – as seen through our weekly forums and the Reel Theology movie series – can influence our public-facing practice of our faith
Values In Action - A Trinity Institute Video Conference
You’re invited to attend Values in Action, a Trinity Institute Conference.
This annual conference takes place in New York City and at partner sites around the country via livestream, including at St. John’s Cathedral.
We all want to create a better world—and that requires action and connection. Discerning shared values is crucial to forming powerful partnerships and moving forward with courageous intention. Explore how we can set a collaborative course forward at this year’s conference.
Come for the speeches, panels, reflection groups, and networking events. Leave with new skills, ideas, inspiration, and a greater capacity to take action rooted in core values and powerful partnerships.
This year’s conference features leading activists, theologians, authors, and experts on how to integrate core values into strategic and effective action, including the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian, and mediator; Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and undocumented immigrant; and more.
LOCATION: St. John's Cathedral
WHEN: February 2-3 (Friday 7pm-9pm, and Saturday 9am-5:30pm)
COST: $20 Regular Cost ($15 for early birds & co-sponsor members and $5 for those who live lightly). Early bird registration closes after January 15th. Please make checks payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane
CONTACT: For more information, contact the Rev. Rick Matters