What if “all are welcome” wasn’t just a statement, but a practice?
What would practices that say, “You are very welcome here” look like?
How might practical planning, song leading and ritual embody welcome?
What power dynamics are at work in seeking to welcome, and be welcomed?
What work might be required of a community to be safe(r) to gather with?
Join Music that Makes Community facilitators, Pastor Christian Scharen, and worship leaders at St. Lydia's Dinner Church on Saturday, October 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET as we explore these vital questions through the worship practices of St. Lydia's Dinner Church, a congregation that has been a literal "test kitchen" engaging reflection around hospitality since its founding in 2008. While this workshop will be especially helpful for staff and/or worship leaders in faith communities, it will be a fun and valuable exploration for any and all.
A group of up to 20 vaccinated individuals will gather in-person at St. Lydia's in Brooklyn. You are also welcome to register to attend via Zoom to participate in the first 90 minutes of the workshop (12:00 to 1:30 pm ET), which will welcome online guests in a multi-access/hybrid format.
Registration fees are on a sliding scale, from $100 to $40 per person, which includes access to a video recording following the workshop. We ask you to pay what is generous and affordable for you, with gratitude for the time and skill of our presenters. Additional scholarship support is also available, if needed.
St Lydia's Dinner Church
304 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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