Listening for God’s Liberation Series: January through May 2017

After a little over a year of publishing conversations with our neighbors here in Church Hill, this year we are embarking on a new season in our listening.  For the next five months we will be carrying out the “Listening for God’s Liberation” series in our Sunday morning worship.  On the second and fourth Sundays (as well as a few Sundays in between) a member of our parish, either from the congregation or from the surrounding neighborhood, will share where they are seeing or hearing God active in our neighborhood.

We will continue to post this listening series as audio recordings throughout the five months.   Please do follow along whether a member of St. Peter’s, of another church, or resident in our community.  Here is audio from Pastor Andrew Terry introducing the series on Sunday, January 15, 2017:

Renovating homes, Connecting with Neighbors

On these walks we met two gentleman who were working on a house on 23rd.  The renovation of homes has moved north of Fairmount into our surrounding neighborhood.

We also encountered a child who we recognized from Summer Camp on the Hill. It is good for us through walks and other community activities to be a familiar face for families and young people in the East End.

Dinner with Our Neighbors: Non-violence as a theme

We had a dinner on July 6 for our neighbors.  Most of the neighbors came from 20th to 25th Street.  After introductions, we facilitated table conversations about “what our neighborhood looks like at its best.”  The quotes are now posted in our parish hall.  It was striking how much our neighbors were for non-violence right on the eve of all of the violence across the nation that occurred in the two weeks following our dinner.