Conversations in Community
How does a follower of Jesus, a person of both faith and intellect, know how to pray and how to serve in times of such complexity and injustice?
How can we begin to understand issues in light of the Gospel?
How are we called to respond?
The Episcopal Church is a church of reasoned discourse and prayer. We will not tell you how to think or act, but rather give you the tools to discern God’s call in your life and your particular response to the pain of this world.
Join us after the 10 a.m. service throughout the summer months as we engage in a half-hour discussion that illumines the heart of one pressing issue at a time. Each week, we will invite a person or persons in our community who has devoted themselves to contemplating a particular issue. We will simply talk and pray together.
~Dean Kate and Father Mark
June 4 Response to Immigration, John Caulfield and Kate Listen to the Conversation
June 11 Political Polarization and Gerrymandering, Melissa Haussman and Mark Listen to the Conversation
June 18 Climate Change, JoAnn Tredennick and Kate Listen to the Conversation
June 25 Time out to Pack Food for Hunger Fight
July 2 Gun Violence in Jacksonville, Jack Meeks, Resident of Historic Springfield, Randy Reaves, Sgt. JSO and FOP President, and Kate Listen to the Conversation
July 9 Artificial Intelligence, Steve Harmon, technology executive, and Mark Listen to the Conversation
July 16 Future of Jacksonville and the Role of the Church, John Peyton and Mark Listen to the Conversation
July 23 Understanding Addiction from a Clinical and Spiritual Perspective, John Roberts and Kate Listen to the Conversation
July 30 Jacksonville Parks, Ginny Myrick and Kay Ehas, CEO of Groundwork JacksonvilleListen to the Conversation
August 6 The Role of Public Utilities, Jay Stowe, managing director and CEO of JEA, and Mark Listen to the Conversation