In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "the concept of Ubuntu—says I could not walk as a human being, I could not think as a human being, except through learning it from other human beings…We belong in this delicate network...I mean simply to say that ultimately our greatest joy is when we seek to do good for others. It is how we are made.”
While there are a lot of things happening at Memorial, our focus for 2017 is dedicated to these key areas:
Coming Home is part of a Restorative Community Collaborative. The overall goal of this program is to provide a bridge to functioning in the community for those who are seriously challenged in making these life transitions. Working with participants who are re-entering society after incarceration, Coming Home provides a network of love and support while navigating the complexities and prejudices they will meet day to day. It is a project founded on the radical hospitality of Christ that seeks to affirm the sacred worth of all people.
Every other month we've embraced a new style of worship. What do we do? We gather around the table to eat, fellowship and talk. Building connections we explore together where we encounter God's presence not only within scripture but also in our personal daily lives. We believe we meet Christ face to face and through our creative worship we hope to foster a community that can truly see the love of God in the faces of those across every table.
Sometimes justice begins with a song and how can we keep from singing? In the Spirit of every major civil rights movement in our country, we believe music has the power to not only change but transform hearts, minds and even souls. We are excited to announce that we've partnered up with the LOFT to form a gay and ally choir this year. We're blessed by Zack's musical leadership here at Memorial and what a wonderful way to offer that back to our community friends at the LOFT.