The best way to meet people and integrate into a community is to get involved. We do acknowledge that not everyone wants another community to be active in, some wish to worship with us...and that's it. Wonderful. We also know that some people need to roll up their sleeves and do something to be part of a community. Know that we lead with conversation. Before we put you to work we want to know who you are. Below are a few places to start.
Sponsor the candles on the altar. Please consider making a donation to honor a loved one, celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Your donation will be noted the Sunday of your choice in our service. You can sign up for a Sunday here through Sign-Up Genius.
Be part of our Freezer Friends Team that provides an entree. These meals will be shared with members facing difficult circumstances such as recovering from surgery, hospitalization, medical treatments, and more. For more information contact Karen in the office.
Faith in Action is our service committee. Connecting with our community partners and working together is an important part of who we are at St. Martin's. Please contact Rev. Cindy Hillger for more information.
We have a host of other ministries as well, but these require that we get to know you a bit better. Ministries involving children or youth, visiting people, Lay Reading, serving on a committee, or participating in worship. This is because we are a certified "Safe Church". Safe church is how we make sure that St. Martin's remains a safe space for everyone. If you are interested in one of these ministries please contact MerLynne Byrne.
May 9th - Fr. Jeff will discuss the readings of the day
May 16th - Erin Peter will lead a discussion on Kids Spirituality and Music
May 16th is the last day of forums until the fall.
“America’s Original Sin,” a Spirit-led Truth telling Book Discussion
America’s problem with race has deep roots in our country’s foundation. These roots are tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation’s original sin, says renowned international speaker, author, and Christian activist Jim Wallis. His book, America’s Original Sin, presents faith- filled truth telling and a foundation from which to discuss racism from a Christian perspective. This book calls Christians, specifically white Christians, to transcend racial categories and to see one another in the image of God.
Recent tragedies confirm that we, including our churches, continue to suffer from a legacy of denial and bigotry. Old patterns of white privilege are now colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation.
Wallis, often referred to as a public theologian in a secular culture, was driven away from his own white church by elders who considered dealing with racism to be taboo. He has since written more than ten books and founded Sojourners, a publishing organization and global network with a mission to put faith into action for social justice. America’s Original Sin points out the structural realities of sinful racism and makes clear that to be redeemed, we must do more than deny or simply apologize for it. Like Joshua reporting from the land of Canaan, Wallis finds unseen hope and rich fruit if we choose to cross a new the bridge toward racial justice and healing.
Probing, yet positive, biblically rooted, yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how to work together to overcome the embedded racism in America. “It’s time we right this unacceptable wrong,” says Wallis. Recent events have not changed America. They have revealed America.
We hope you will join us in this important discussion. This will be offered June 3, 10, 17 at 6:30pm on Zoom