Refusing to Be Comforted:
A Methodist Response to Violence in Our Cities
With Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Bill McAlilly
February 25, 2017
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
St. John's United Methodist Church
1207 Peabody Ave
St. John's, in collaboration with the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary, invite you to come for a time of prayerful discernment, discussion, idea sharing, and witness making as we reflect upon the impact of violence on our communities.
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News From the Corner
Refusing to Be Comforted:
We're excited to announce that this year's Fall Festival will be at Shelby Farms' new Heart of the Park! On Oct. 30, join us at the Hyde Lake Picnic Pavillion from 2:00-5:00pm for food, fun, and fellowship!
We'll have all of the Fall feel-good foods, which, of course, includes chilli! In the words of David Letterman, "It's not a competition, it's only an exhibition. Please, no wagering."
We'll provide the hot dogs, veggie dogs, drinks, and chilli fixins'! Please visit the link below to sign up to bring chilli, cornbread, side dishes, desserts, apple cider, or hot chocolate.
To the people called Methodists who are St. John’s United Methodist Church, grace to you and peace. We, your appointed pastoral leaders, join our voices in response to the recent General Conference and invite our parish into a deeper commitment of advocacy for a Church that is fully inclusive.
The St. John's Youth will be serving in soup kitchen.
The University of Memphis Collegium Musicum is the early-music ensemble of the Scheidt School of Music, conducted by Ken Kreitner. It has taken a number of forms over the years but at the moment it is a late-baroque orchestra of some two dozen players— strings, woodwinds, and continuo—and for this performance they are teaming up with the Rhodes College Women’s Chorus, directed by Mona Kreitner.
The afternoon’s program will consist of three compositions: a sonata for string ensemble by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704), an intrada for the whole orchestra by Christoph Graupner (1683–1760), a psalm by Michael Haydn (1737–1806) with the women’s chorus, and a concerto by Leonardo Leo (1694–1744), featuring our fabulous new cello professor, Dr. Kimberly Patterson.