Summer School Reboot. Review. Refresh.
The following seasonal adventures will be fun and edifying with any size group, whether it’s 2 people or 12.
ODAC (Occasional Discussions on the Anglican Catechism). This responds to requests, especially from young adults, for foundational teaching on Anglican Christianity—presuppositions and practices. For example, Who is Jesus? What is Eucharist? No unexplained gobbledygook. No condescension. Primary sources will be modern Bible translations and the masterful new catechism—so accessible and pedagogically sound—just out from the Anglican Church in North America. Locations TBA, ranging from tea houses to microbreweries to cookouts. Mark the first date: Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Killing Jesus. This is National Geographic’s documentary about the death of Jesus, based on the book by Fox News conservative commentator and noisy provocateur Bill O’Riley. Includes dramatic reenactments by Kelsey Grammar et al. Viewing and discussion. Light refreshments. Friday, July 24, 7:00 p.m. The Johnston residence.
Road trip to Douglas Art Gallery. We visit our own Betty Douglas in the studio in which she has produced her award-winning paintings and sculptures and see her eponymous art gallery in Beaver County. We meet at her place Saturday, August 1, 2:00 p.m. 491 McKinley Street. Rochester, PA 15074. Some carpooling can be arranged, if anyone would like.
Meditating at the Homestead labyrinth. Near the Waterworks shopping area is an outdoor labyrinth. The pattern is similar to such labyrinths as the one in Chârtres Cathedral in France. But this one is along the banks of the Monongahela River, made of stones set in grass. Saturday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. Followed by lunch nearby (optional). Waterfront. Directions will be sent.
Our First Incarnational Poetry Lab. Both for readers and for those who write poetry or would like to try it. We are led by new members JD Wright and Wendy Scott. JD’s Ph.D at Pitt focused on playfulness in 17th-Century “metaphysical” poetry. For our first session, he’ll guide us in a survey of “Devotional Poetry in the Anglican Tradition.” For the second week, Wende will join him and lead us in our practicum—hands-on creating and woodshedding poetry. Wende has taught, is an active poet, and is one of a few published poets in our congregation. Two consecutive Friday evenings, August 7 and 14, 7:00. Dobrá Tea House, 1937 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.
Maxo Vanka murals in Millvale. Among the most significant works of public art in the region, these are noted for their artistic merit and prophetic social commentary. A docent-led tour, so be early. We meet at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Saturday, August 15, 1:00 p.m. 24 Maryland Avenue, Millvale.
SHARED MEALS – We resume our first-Sunday-of-the-month dinners after Eucharist this Sunday, July 5, This also will allow us to spend quality time with our inaugural pastoral musician, Lucas Barkley. The following week will mark his last Sunday with us before pursuing his performing career in New York City.
Also mark August 2 for the following month’s dinner. To date, the menus have had plenty of variety and we’ve never run out of food. So, the rule is bring something you like and can afford. Above all bring yourself. Union Hall over Bar Marco. 2216 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Strip.
- For our twelve disciples, dedicating time this summer to be a prayerful presence in the Strip.
- Travel mercies for us all as we traverse the world on vacations and business. Remember Fr. Paul and Sharon Johnston, spending July 6-17 in California, including worship with our sister church Incarnation Anglican, Roseville, just outside Sacramento.
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