A great way to learn about the growth of restorative justice practices in the Twin Ports area, and to network with others who are committed to this field of work. Open to newcomers as well as to those who have years of experience. Feel free to bring your lunch; drinks and snack foods also provided. Free parking in lot off alley below the church.
FIRST MONDAYS of every month from 12 to 1. Led by Don Streufert and Ted Lewis
MENDING HARMS AND CONFLICTS THROUGH BRIDGE-BUILDING DIALOGUE
2019 Winter focus: Viewing the new film Healing Justice with post-film discussion.
Heart Balm HEALING SERVICE A time to be still; a time to rest
Second Sundays of Every Month at 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Thompson Room.
A time for anyone in Twin Ports to find some relief and peace of mind from the concerns, burdens, or relational hurts they carry within. This is a quiet, gentle time with instrumental music playing, during which you can just sit and relax, or also seek one-to-one supports through listening ministry and prayer. A moment of solidarity with other people groups that are hurting (locally or globally) is also included. Following the service is a time of fellowship where snacks and drinks are provided, and where conversations with others can continue. "Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care." -- Jerry Cantrell Enter church building on the slope side. Handicap ramp is available off the sidewalk by side entrance.
Herod the Great: A Study of His Life and Times
In the first century B.C., Herod the Great managed, very skillfully, to navigate a challenging situation as a client king under the Romans and over the Jews. In some respects, what made him and the nation great was how other Roman politicians and aristocrats saw Herod's achievements from outside the nation. But on the inside, both in his palace and in the factions of Jewish interest groups, chronic turmoil led to great fear, division and insecurity, paving the way for greater extremism in the first century. All of this provides a fascinating backdrop to the Nativity Story and to the rise of Christianity in the first century, a time of intense violence and extremism.
December 19, Wed., 5:30 to 7:00. Healthy snacks provided. Free parking in lower lot off 1st Street. Enter church at side entrance on slope.
Presenter with PowerPoint: Ted Lewis email@example.com
Strength to Love: An MLK Reading Group for Men
For the past two years, a men's group has been reading out loud one sermon per month in the book, Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. It has been a good experience to discuss and learn about the hard realities of racism that still challenge our society, including our very own Twin Ports area.
FIRST TUESDAYS of every month from 12 to 1. Lunch-time snack foods and drink provided.
Led by Ted Lewis and Carl Crawford.
Addiction and Grace: A Reading Group for Clergy
The late Gerald May, M.D., psychologist and spiritual director from Maryland, pioneered important work in the area of addiction from a faith-based perspective. This monthly discussion group will take one chapter at a time to discuss the readings and to see how they apply to our own lives and to those around us. For more information, call Ted Lewis (715-205-5945). FIRST TUESDAYS of every month starting at 9:30 AM.
The Symphoneo Project: Addressing Church Conflicts
Ted Lewis is available to do workshops for church communities on Conflict and Communication topics as they relate to biblical narratives. As time allows, he also provides mediation and reconciliation services. Periodically a group of clergy and church leaders meet at First Presbyterian Church to discuss the challenges of handling congregational conflict, and learn about supports and resources to address them. For more information, call Ted Lewis (phone # is below).
Join us to discuss readings from Jurgen Moltmann's major work, The Crucified God (1972). Understanding how the message of the cross is not just for offending humanity but also victimized humanity can open up new vistas for our own journeys of healing and formation, and also for serving people affected by harm and trauma.
LAST MONDAY of the month at 4:30 PM. Meet first at First Presbyterian Church. Call Ted if you are interested (715-205-5945)
A Pictorial PowerPoint If you would like this presentation on the history of Agnus Dei artwork for your church group, contact Ted.
Coming in 2019. Violence and Victimization in the Bible: A New Way to Study the Bible Which Addresses the Most Pressing Issues of Today's World
If you are interested in participating in this monthly study and discussion group, contact Ted.
The Agape Peace Center is located in the First Presbyterian Church, downtown Duluth 300 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55805 Free parking on lower side of church off the alley; Also free parking in lower lot off 1st Street on weekends, and after 5 PM on weekdays. Entrance to church is on 3rd Avenue slope side.
Contact Ted Lewis 715-205-5945 firstname.lastname@example.org