Cole Riggan, Fulbright Scholar from Grace Church, recounting his year long experience living and teaching in Malaysia during an Adult Forum in the Undercroft.
“We have sought to be open to new concepts and to support diversity and equality. Experience in this church community has taught me the philosophy of: ‘I am because we are.'”
In spring during in-person forums, parishioners and the rector examined the Episcopal Church’s model of Becoming Beloved Community which examines racial injustice and reconciliation, and led forums on a variety of topics, including:
Traveling the Way of Love Video Series
In the Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent
In summer and fall, small groups of adults gathered on Zoom for study and discussion on racial justice. Books read include Waking Up White by Debby Irving, Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman, and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson. An ongoing group of women from several downtown churches including Grace is currently reading Jesus and the Disinherited. If you are interested in small group study, please contact Carrie Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traditionally, Adult Forum meets in the Commons Room or the Undercroft.
“I value the forward thinking and leadership of our members. Their willingness to accept all who enter, to think outside of the box when discussing theological and current issues and to not be afraid of open discussion.”