What does it mean to be a neighbor or to accept someone else as one’s neighbor? What does Jesus have to say about it? Join us during our Sunday Forum, each week 9:30am-10:15am, from Sunday, January 14th through Sunday, February 11th, as we explore these questions and more, featuring speakers:
- January 14th – Turkish American Society of Missouri – The Turkish American Society has been active with our Meal Ministry from its first year. As we’ve come to know them and they us, we’ve invited them to help us learn more about our region’s Turkish American community through their faith and music.
- January 28th – Harvest Moon Run – Mary Hampel, Harvest Moon Run Board Member, will share the story of how this Eureka-based 5K Run & Walk has collected food and raised dollars to support area food banks for over 13 years. Mary will also share what they’ve learned about food insecurity and hunger in our area over these years.
- February 4th – To Do Justice – the Old Testament Prophet Micah declares that God requires us “to do justice, and to love kindness…” Vicar Laurie and Deacon David invite us to reflect with them on the vital role Justice plays in Christian Discipleship and Service along with its deep roots in sacred scripture.
- February 11th – Meramec Valley School District and Pacific High School – Rachel George, Educational Support Counselor, Meramec Valley R-III School District, Pacific High School, will help us understand the needs of families and students that are often overlooked and struggle to shape a promising future. St. Francis has established the Kathleen McDonald Memorial Scholarship to benefit a student at Pacific High School.
Who is Our Neighbor 4.0 was planned by the Service & Justice Ministry Team with our primary areas of service in mind: Hunger and Education.