The diocesan initiative of congregational renewal and care seeks to intentionally equip, encourage, and empower clergy and laity to claim the fullness of their parish and individual identities. Sometimes historical hurts and pervasive problems hurl clergy and parishioners into a space that is riddled with anxiety, rather than one of grace that is imbued with a positive energy of hope for the future.
Amid these situations, we are often confronted with questions that require deep introspection such as:
- Are you constantly frustrated by your efforts to engage in healthy relationships?
- Does grief overwhelm you in ways that stifle your ability to enjoy life?
- Are you using your faith in practical ways to address major challenges in your life?
The Rev. Canon Robert T. Phillips’ A Space for Grace: Pathways from Brokenness to Beauty invites people on a journey to reflect upon times of personal brokenness using psychological, theological, and relationship-focused lenses. Real-life stories and suggested introspective tools are presented to enable movement from the stalemate of personal brokenness toward pathways that unleash an energized personal beauty.
To learn more, please join us for a book launch and signing party during which Canon Phillips will discuss “why this book and why now.” Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy and have it signed by the author. Those who cannot attend in person are welcome to join virtually.
When: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 22
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Road, Silver Spring, MD. 20910
RSVP: by Tuesday, September 20 using this link (as you RSVP, please indicate if you’ll attend in-person or virtually in the “add a comment” box.)
“My prayer is that this book touches you with a peace that surpasses all understanding and with a hope that leans into your faith in a God who desires to give you a bright future. I look forward to “seeing” you at the launch.” – The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Phillips, Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care