In worship this summer, we will have candid conversations with people who are trying to live out that rule. Together, we will celebrate examples of simple living that leads to deeper understanding. We will struggle with the complex challenges of following Jesus’ 1st century teachings in a 21st century world. And we will seek answers to questions like: Where is Jesus relevant today? What does it mean to be reconciled in/because of God? How do I make time for prayer (and how do I pray at all)? Can what I love be what God loves? How do I follow Jesus authentically in a city filled with people of many different faiths? What is my choice and my responsibility?
We want you to get involved in the conversation also.
Through conversation groups, team meetings, or just going out to brunch after service, our hope is that you will dig deep with other members of our community and talk about the issues being raised during Sunday worship.
Here are some opportunities to Continue the Conversation.
To make it easier to join in on the conversation, we are offering three ongoing groups this summer that will be devoted to continuing the discipleship conversations. While all three groups will continue through the summer, you don’t have to commit to attending every session. Join in when you can or visit a different group the next week!
Theology on Tap – Mondays, 7:00 pm
Theology on Tap will be held every Monday at 7:00 pm at The Hidden Shamrock on the corner of Diversey and Halsted. This group is expanding to meet weekly during the summer. Rev. Matthew Johnson will continue to serve as a conversation leader and will also be joined by Rev. Polly Toner.
Vespers in the Park – Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Vespers in the Park will be held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in parks throughout the city starting on July 11. Each week, the location will be announced via Facebook and the weekly newsletter. We’ll come together for a time of prayer and then we’ll gather around for a a picnic and conversation. This is a great chance to explore some of Chicago’s best green spaces. Rev. Matthew Johnson and Rev. Polly Toner will serve as conversation leaders.
Coffee and Conversation – Saturdays, 9:00 am
Coffee and Conversation will be help every Saturday morning at 9:00 am beginning June 10 at a location to be determined. Stop by for coffee and muffin and spend some time talking about grace, forgiveness, and biblical authority. Conversation leaders include Rev. Polly Toner and Rob Rawls.
Women’s Group – Sundays, 5:15 pm
In addition to these drop in conversation groups, Holy Covenant’s Women’s Group will continue to meet bi-weekly on Sunday evenings at 5:15 pm at Pompei Restaurant at the corner of Wellington and Sheffield. The next Women’s Group meeting is on June 10