St. Paul's UMC, in partnership with Covenant UMC in Helena, MT is bringing back the George Harper Lecture Series for the entire year of 2020. The series features lectures, discussions, and events to enliven the church of today and envision the church of tomorrow, featuring leading voices in American Christianity.
Our first guest is the Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath. She will be preaching at St. Paul's UMC on Jan. 19 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. She will then lecture at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's UMC (80 E. Lawrence St., Helena). The lecture is entitled Visioning Futures of the Church. There will be refreshments and Q&A/discussion following.
Elaine A. Heath is a professor of missional and pastoral theology and the former dean of Duke Divinity School. Previously she was McCreless Professor of Evangelism at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, she has served as a pastor in local churches as well as in academia. Elaine is the author of several books and contributor to numerous books by multiple authors. She is co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, a nonprofit that administers a national network of regional hubs of missional learning communities. These communities include new monastic houses, social enterprise, missionally-repurposed church spaces, and training programs in missional theology, spiritual formation, and leadership development for a missional church. Elaine lives and serves as abbess at Spring Forest, a United Methodist monastic community and farm in rural North Carolina.
Here is a link to the books she has written: https://www.amazon.com/Elaine-A.-Heath/e/B001JSD5Z4
Below is a link to the PDF poster for this event, and I humbly ask you to share it with your congregation and friends. If you are a Methodist pastor, I would ask you to share it with your circuit. Please feel free to read any or all of this email from your pulpit or publish it in your bulletin for communications.
If you have any questions at all, please email me or contact me on social media.
We are so excited about the resurrection of the George Harper Lecture Series, and we could love it if you joined us! Communication will continue as we solidify the dates of the next sections of the Good News Series.
Thank you for your partnership and support!
Rev. Sami C. Pack-Toner (she/her/hers)
Helena United Methodist Ministries