With the latest news from DHEC and the current concerns about gatherings, we in consultation with the Bishop and in the best interest of all we are going to postpone the “Story Matters” Event scheduled for March 21.
For those already registered, we will be following up shortly with more information.
Grace and peace,
The Rev. Rick Carter
Story Matters is a series of resources that focus on hearing God’s Word. It connects the process of Jesus and Me and adapts it so that a person might seek, name, and explore a specific biblical story about Jesus which connects with “their” story. Through this learning event, participants will rediscover their own spiritual stories so that others may come to understand the evangelical and theological heritage of Lutheranism.
Through this event, we will be able to put into practice the ability to listen to and tell spiritual stories of faith translated for today.
Brenda Smith, Program Director, ELCA Faith Practices and Book of Faith Initiative, leads us through the process of equipping participants to discern, deepen, and practice their faith using the biblical story to form themselves as a disciple of Christ called into mission.
Don’t miss this faith-building opportunity. Join us at Wittenberg Lutheran Church in Batesburg-Leesville on March 21, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with registration opening at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited to 40 participants. Thanks to a generous grant from ELCA Domestic Mission and your mission support the Congregational Vitality Network can make this $117.50 workshop available for just $35.00 per person. Lunch is included.
About The Rev. Brenda K. Smith
Prior to her current position Rev. Smith was pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church in Jamaica, New York for 13 years. Before answering God’s call to ministry, she was a pediatric nurse and taught pediatric nursing at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She attended New York University where she received both her B.S. and M.A. in nursing. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
In her spare time Rev. Smith enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, reading and listening to Motown classics, especially any songs by the Temptations.
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