St. John’s is honored to welcome Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett to lead an all-day workshop June 3 and to preach at 8am & 10am on Pentecost Sunday, June 4.
Her workshop is entitled, “If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Living Out Our Baptismal Covenant.” It will be held Saturday, June 3 from 8:30am-3pm (registration opens at 8:30am) in the Gym. Our ancestors across the ages have left a deep legacy of resources for those of us who have shared Christ’s Living Waters. Come and explore the ways that living out our Baptismal commitments can make profound differences even in our lives today! Together we will engage biblical texts, images, poetry, prayers, and occasional splashes of Anglican (Episcopal) history and theology. Immersed in these and other high-spirited resources, we will encourage one another to move forward living more faithfully amid the rigorous challenges people of many faiths face today. Bring your curiosity, your imagination, your commitments, your questions, your good humor, and your experience to share with others. Lunch & refreshments will be served. $10 is requested at the door (cash or check) to cover the cost of food. Click here to register.
Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett is a teacher, historian, author, preacher, Anglican theologian, as well as Professor of Historical Theology and former Academic Dean who has taught at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and other Episcopal seminaries for over 40 years. Her passions expressed in her many books are supporting the baptismal ministry of laity and clergy alike, encouraging congregations, women’s history, anti-racism, and making sane decisions. She recently edited two volumes addressing contemporary issues in the Episcopal Church: Looking Forward, Looking Backward: Forty Years of Women’s Ordination (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2014) and Encouraging Conversation: Resources for Talking about Same-Sex Blessings (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2013). Her most popular books are Living with History (New Church’s Teaching Series) and We Are Theologians (1989, 2003, 2015 an EfM Interlude book.) Her current book focuses on conversations between Bishop Barbara Harris and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. She now resides and enjoys living on Cape Cod in Falmouth, MA.