Reclaiming Our Faith in the State of Minnesota
Sat, Feb 29, 6:00-9:00 pm…before taking it into Greater MN before Nov. 10
Mayflower is at the heart of this revival. The idea. One of the preachers (Rev. Briones). The money (Foundation grant). Now let’s show up (100 of us) to give it our support and our feed-back. (There will be a built in feedback process to help us shape it before it goes on the road into Greater MN for nine events this summer and fall.)
Why now? Deaths of despair are on the rise in our state. People feel fear and hatred of “the other” rather than hope and love of the neighbor. People worry about health care costs, and jobs, and how to pay for their children’s education—childcare and college. And, to add insult to injury, the rich are getting richer. All of this feeds into despair. What’s more, people are spending less time in community, in churches or softball leagues. This increasing isolation is harming our souls.
We believe that the Jesus path saves—not a specific doctrinal belief in Jesus and God, and not over and against other wonderful religions—but that the Jesus path, for we who are Christians, the spiritual practices of the Jesus path can “save us”—give us hope, help us to love, increase our joy, shape a meaningful life—practices like welcoming the stranger, creating and sustaining a just economy, caring for the earth, forgiving and reconciling.
It’s time for a revival! It’s time to reclaim our faith!
The ultimate question of this evening of music, singing, preaching from some of the best young progressive preachers in Minnesota will be this: Do you feel more connected and more hopeful?