Living Hospitality in the Way of Jesus: Inclusive? Radical? Transforming?

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First United Church

721 Bernard Avenue

Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6

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Join us for a workshop on Radical Hospitality. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Register by February 14 to save a spot.

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St. Benedict’s Rule suggests that everyone who comes to our lives—the poor, the traveler, the curious, those of a different religion, social class, or education — should be welcomed in, not just as an honored guest, but as a window into the sacred presence. Our encounter with the stranger, the unknown, the unexpected, the foreign elements that spark our fear, are precisely the places where we are most likely to encounter God.

If you are curious about learning more, please join us for a full day workshop as we explore the following questions: 'What is Radical Hospitality?' and ‘What could radical hospitality look like in our daily lives, in our worship services, in our outreach, in our language, and in our physical building space?

Our facilitators:

  • Anna White is the Camp Director for UBC’s CampOUT! (http://campout.ubc.ca/) housed in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. When she’s not collaborating with folks on intersectional community development that sparks positive social change, you may find her hiking in the forest with her dog Sodapup or reading speculative fiction to fuel her imagination.,
  • Carmen Lansdowne is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. Since February 2017, she has served as the Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society, Vancouver), and
  • Christina Kinch is the Justice Coordinator for Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church of Canada, where she runs the Undivided Leadership Program: Leadership for Spiritual and Systemic Transformation. A queer, white settler with Okanagan roots, Christina is passionate about the intersection of contemplation and social justice. She has studied Christian mysticism and contemplation at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Workshop fee: $30.00 which includes snacks, lunch and all handouts. If the cost of the registration is a barrier for you to attend, we have some subsidies available. Please let us know if you would like a subsidy.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to February 14 will be fully refunded. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after February 14.

Parking: There is limited street parking around the church and a parking lot at the church. The transit bus stops right next to the church.

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