EMBRACING OUR CALL TO RACIAL JUSTICE RETREAT: Friday, March 31 @ 7:00 p.m. (View entire retreat schedule by clinking on the "Retreat Registration" link below)
Deepen your commitment to anti-racism & Receive in-depth training in an Edgewood Seminar where participants will:
o Learn about racism at the personal, interpersonal, systemic, and cultural levels.
o Receive skill training in “interrupting racism.”
o Understand the history of racism, and resistance to it.
o Leave better equipped to show up meaningfully to do anti-racism work in the community.
Registration is required: Retreat Registration
OFFERINGUNITED IN LOVE COUPLES' RETREAT: Saturday, Feb 25, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open to all couples who desire to enhance their relationship through meaningful communication, personal growth and the strengthening of mutual trust. Click here for more informaiton: United In Love Brochure
BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC from EDGEWOOD: Friday, Jan 20 - Sunday, Jan 22
Edgewood is sending a couple of buses to Washington D.C. to coincide with the Women's March on Washignton on January 21, 2017. If it is important to you to peacefully represent yourself and those you care about to the new Administration, consider joining us! Register now by clicking the link: Registration Form
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
Wednesday, December 21, 5:00pm Blue Christmas Service
Not in the holiday spirit? Searching for a quiet space to bring your grief, your stress, and your concerns? The Blue Christmas Service is for all of us who seek wholeness and peace in a season that can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Here you will find solace and the compassionate company of others who are on the same journey.
Saturday, December 24—Christmas Eve Family Service, 5:00 p.m.
Families of all ages and types are invited to this special service where we will sing our favorite Christmas carols and our young people will act out the Christmas story in our annual pageant.
Candlelight Service, 9:00 p.m.
This traditional candlelight service is a favorite for many generations of Edgewoodians. Christmas carols are sung, we rejoice in pray and word, and as the lights in the sanctuary dim, we lift high our candles in assurance that the light of Christ still burns bright.
Sunday, December 25—Christmas Day
Community Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. & Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate Christmas with your church family over a light breakfast and warm beverages.
The joy and wonder of Christmas spirit will fill the sanctuary for this all-ages service of stories and carols. Bring your families, bring your guests, bring yourself as we celebrate the reason for the season.
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Monday, Nov 21, 7pm
Come celebrate this connectivity, mutual support, and witness of unity as we gather on Monday evening for the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. This year's service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing, and will feature a community choir, refreshments, and fellowship, and expressions of thanks from a variety of faith traditions. Our speaker this year is Rev. Andrew Pomerville, the senior pastor of The Peoples Church. A special offering will be collected to benefit "Connect 4 Kids: Fedding Lansing's Children."
TRUMAN MORRISON LECTURE SERIES: Sunday, Oct 16
On Sunday afternoon October 16, Dr. Jennifer Harvey, a professor of Religion at Drake University, will deliver this year's Truman Morrison Lecture. She is speaking at the Michigan UCC statewide meeting that weekend in Flint, and will be with us on Sunday afternoon (lunch at 12:30, lecture at 2:00). Her Ph.D is in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent book is Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation.
FAMILY PRIDE PICNIC: Sunday, September 11, Noon - 2pm
Following Sunday morning worship, Edgewood members and friends will gather outside to celebrate the beauty of our diverse families. Join us for fun for all ages including a BBQ and potluck, bounce house, clown, balloon animals, and face painting! We need bakers for the cake walk, cooks for the potluck, and assistants to help supervise the fun! If you can help on September 11th, please sign up on the pink sheet or contact emily Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY
As we continue to reel from the Pulse Nightclub tragedy we are reminded of the important role Edgewood plays in the wider community, and reminded that even with all the progress we've made people are still in need of unique faith communities like ours that are affirming and loving of LGBT folks and their allies.
On June 26th, the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality, we will go all out in worship to celebrate this milestone, bless those who worked hard to achieve it, and dream about where we might go from here. This is an EXCELLENT opportunity to invite your LGBT friends and allies and an EXCELLENT time to come to our church for the first time, if you are interested!