Faith formation classes are offered for adults, children, and youth on Sunday mornings, following the 10 a.m. worship service. See children and youth classes.
Sept. 8: Camino Recap
Katy Leopard and Betty Jo Dulaney
This summer, two groups from Calvary set forth on a pilgrimage to Spain. Join us to relive some of the ups, downs, pains, accomplishments, and a glimpse of the grace found on a week of El Camino de Santiago: the Way of St. James.
Sept. 15-29: Reconciliation
Our forum theme for the year is “Reconciliation”—so before we begin to hear the stories of reconciliation all around us, the clergy of Calvary will lead a 3-week series to lay the foundation. What does our faith tell us about this topic? Explore with us as we consider the apostle Paul’s words: “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18).
Oct. 6: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Steve Haynes, Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College
Professor Haynes will speak on his most recent book, The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump (Eerdmans, 2018). The book traces the ways German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been used by various sides in American political debates up to and beyond the 2016 presidential election.
Oct. 13: Creating Spaces in our Churches, Neigborhoods, and City to Become Multi-abled
Daniel Aaron Harris
Harris has spent his life inspiring folks with disabilities to pursue their dreams. Born with cerebral palsy, he sees people through a lense of hope and possibility—and he wants to help churches become spaces where people of all abilities can find a place to minister. The Rev. Amber Carswell joins him in conversation about his life and ministry.
Oct. 20: Community Cafe: A love for people, passion for life-giving food, and a thirst for justice
Opened in January 2019, Inspire Community Cafe is on a mission to nourish community change by providing living wage jobs, life-giving food and a gathering place that inspires and connects people for the sake of a more just and compassionate Memphis. Come meet the founder/owner, learn the story of Inspire Community Café’s coming-to-be and explore themes of economic justice, food justice, inclusion and hospitality.
Oct. 27: Repaying the Carbon Debt
Larrivee, Memphis’ own Compost Fairy, will lead a discussion of how responsible organics management practice and regenerative agriculture solve some of the most urgent problems facing us today. From climate change, biodiversity, environmental hazards, to food security, we can solve these issues together #onebucketatatime.
Nov. 3 and 10: Reconciliation in Scripture
The Ven. Mimsy Jones
You think YOU’RE mad at someone? Bible stories from both Old and New Testaments offer powerful, poignant, and even amusing insights. Mimsy Jones will lead an exploration into dicey family dynamics and volatile personal relationships in Scripture.
Nov. 17: Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Divorce is a term to describe a healthy framework for divorce. Scott Crosby is an attorney who practices family law with a specialty in collaborative divorce. Collaborative legal practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties settle without resort to litigation.
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