Bread For the World Meetup Space

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June 14, 201912:00 am
Bread for the World is creating a space at The Village for conversations between festival sponsors and co-creators. This is a time for artists and activists to establish relationships, spend time in intentional community, and learn from one another.

Come by our space at the Village for more information about taking part in conversations and learn about how you can be a part of the movement to end hunger by 2030

Why Yes, You CAN Start a Progressive Church in the Deep South!

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July 12, 201910:00 am10:50 am
In March 2018, Two Rivers Church, a United Methodist faith community, launched in Charleston, South Carolina, a city that epitomizes the racial, historical, political, gender, sexual and social realities of the Deep South. Against all odds (and advice from “experts”), their leadership team discerned over many months that what Charleston needed wasn’t another mainline church masquerading as an evangelical faith community but a radical, bold, church that was avowedly anti-racist and fully LGBTQIA+ inclusive. A year after starting, this new church is thriving in ways that we never expected – we are mostly in our 20s and 30s, full of young children, and a hospital for people who have experienced significant spiritual trauma in past churches.

In this presentation, we will share the process we used to start a church that bucks conventional wisdom, the obstacles to planting and the suprises along the way. We will answer questions and experience some of the practices that make our community unique.

12:00 am Wendy Hudson-Jacoby

Honoring the Child in the Church

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July 13, 20195:00 pm5:50 pm
Children aren’t just the future of the Church; they are the Church now. Explore: How do we encourage these members of
the body? How do we provide a concrete faith for their development when ours is shifting? How do we allow the Holy
Spirit to guide us in nurturing the child’s creative, redemptive, and communal gifts? Children’s developmental needs are
different than an adult’s. This presentation is designed to help parents who are navigating children growing up with parents
whose faith is in flux.
12:00 am Elizabeth Vice