What happens when God’s kingdom intersects our Charlottesville community? What could it mean for us to be agents of Christ’s love and justice in our community? What impact can our faith community make in our city? How does faith intersect with the way we live our lives?
These questions don’t have simple answers—and we’re not looking for simple answers. We gather on Sunday evenings to wrestle with these questions and explore how our faith intersects with the needs of our community. Each month will have a different topic, exploring the theological underpinnings of our involvement and engaging with community agencies that are at already at work in these areas. The last Sunday evening of each month is a participatory time of worship that culminates our discussion. Faith is not merely a set of beliefs; our hope for these evenings is to find the ways that reflection, action, and worship are all interrelated as our faith is lived out in this community.
When: Sundays, 5:00-6:00pm, followed by a free, home-cooked dinner. We begin September 4.
Who: Undergrads, grad students, young adults, not-so-young adults, youth. Those concerned about our city, those with questions, those seeking a thoughtful community of faith, those hoping to make a difference in Charlottesville. You. All are welcome!
Where: University Baptist Church, in our Fellowship Hall (down the steps from the small parking lot by West Main St.)
Schedule of topics and related organizations (tentative):
- September: Hunger (Blue Ridge Area Food Bank)
- October: Race and privilege (UCARE)
- November: Religion and Politics (BJC)
- Dec./Jan.: Faith-based advocacy (IMPACT)
- February: Homelessness (PACEM)
- March: Relationship violence (SHE)
- April: Local poverty (AIM, Love INC)