This weekend we’ll be hosting former PC(USA) Moderator Rick Ufford-Chase for the Smyth Lectures. He’ll be preaching in worship and speaking Sunday afternoon at 4:00, then again on Monday night at 7:00.
Rick’s ministry has always been centered in action. He was the founder of Border Links, a binational agency that helped educate people on both sides of the US Mexican border about the realities of borders, immigration, and social justice. Nowadays he and his wife serve as co-directors of Stony Point, a multi-faith conference center 35 miles from New York City. His recent book, Faithful Resistance, is about the need for the Church to move away from centers of power and privilege to the margins where hurting and vulnerable people live out their lives, taking the risks required to live the gospel Jesus proclaimed.
Rick is not going to offer a standard lecture. For his talks he has asked us to be seated around tables in the Fellowship Hall for a more interactive exchange. Having him with us seems very much in keeping with the work we have been doing as a congregation for the past few years, stepping out in faith with God as a sailboat church determined to let God leads us where we are most needed today. I look forward to hearing from you about the impact of Rick’s life and faith.
Scripture Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
The prayer list can be found here.