Weekly Lifelines 10/18/2020

Before I highlight three interesting events coming up this week, I have an invitation for you.   

When you join us for worship this Sunday, I invite you to bring a candle. Just before worship begins, we’ll all light our candles together in a gesture of our unity despite our separation. It’s a way of sharing together the experience of sacred time and space. If you can’t find a candle, feel free to improvise. The goal is do something that helps connect us to each other and to God, in the midst of this strange way of doing church.   

And with that, I’ve got three events coming up soon: Two discussions for your listening pleasure and a fundraiser for a cause that’s near and dear to St. Luke’s.   

The first is happening tonight. It’s an online event called Diverse Women Speak: Science, Policy, and Civic Engagement. From Sisters Lead/Sisters Vote, tonight’s seminar is a group of scientists and advocates discussing the importance of science in the 2020 election. They’ll be talking about Covid-19 and climate change. It looks like a great panel talking about important and timely topics. The event is tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There’s no cost to attend. Click here for more information and to register.   

Second is an online conversation between Diana Butler Bass and Brian McLaren, two of the great minds in modern Christianity and contemporary spirituality. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches, tonight at seven p.m., you can listen in on their conversation about religion, politics, the upcoming election, and their hopes for the future. There’s no charge to attend, but donations are welcome. Click here for more information and to register.    

Finally is a fundraiser for H.O.P.E. Ranch, the organization run by our very own Kit Muellner. Paint for HOPE is this Sunday, October 18, from 3:00 till 4:30. Attendees will create a painting led by Nicki Novotne, owner of Art On The Go, while receiving self-care exercises and tips to navigate these trying times from Kit. You can participate either in-person or online. Click here for more information and to register.   

That’s all I’ve got for this week. I hope things are well with you. And, as always, if something’s on your mind and you’d like to talk it over, I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings,
Justin

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