Winter Quarter 2017
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 PM to 6 P.M. & Friday 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Our theme this year is “The Art of Becoming: Integrating our Past, Present and Future.” Join us as we explore this theme and how it might manifest for us differently this quarter!
We are now in the season Epiphany! Epiphany is a season that gives us a little time to bask in the glow of Christmas before Lent sets in. It means “to reveal,” and focuses on all the way God is revealed to us through Christ. It’s usually associated with light (probably because it’s one of the darkest season of the year!).
During this season, Wesley will be focusing on ways we can all be working toward physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. In order to create space to work on our mental, physical and mental health Wesley is offering Race to Balance. It is a way to have accountability to do things like floss, exercise, and sleep. Lynne Onishi will be showing us ways to organize all areas of your life (school, social, work, etc) with “Handle Your Biz with Lynne (Jan. 18). We have a Sexploration Panel on February 4th at 11 a.m. (open to everyone) so we can engage topics related to sex and healthy sexuality (don’t worry, there will be more information on that to come). We will also have a Deep Dish devoted to topics in Mental Health.
This quarter we will be learning about Liberation Theology. Liberation theology is an interpretation of Christian theology which emphasizes a concern for the liberation of the oppressed. The best-known examples of liberation theology come from the Catholic Church in Latin America in the 1950s and 1960s among individuals such as Gustavo Gutiérrez of Peru, Leonardo Boff of Brazil, and Jon Sobrino of Spain, who would popularize the phrase the “preferential option for the poor”. Theologies of liberation have developed in other parts of the world such as Black theology in the United States and South Africa, Palestinian liberation theology, Dalit theology in India, and Minjung theology in South Korea.
According to Gustavo Gutiérrez true “liberation” has three main dimensions: First, it involves political and social liberation, the elimination of the immediate causes of poverty and injustice. Second, liberation involves the emancipation of the poor, the marginalised, the downtrodden and the oppressed from all “those things that limit their capacity to develop themselves freely and in dignity”. Third, liberation theology involves liberation from selfishness and sin, a re-establishment of a relationship with God and with other people. Join us as we hear sacred stories of people in history who have worked for liberation and resisted the status quo. We will participate in our own resistance as we March on January 21 with the Women’s March on Seattle.
Jan. 3, Tuesday: Welcome Back Dinner 6pm
Jan. 10, Tuesday: Epiphany Star Supper Church 6pm-8pm
Jan 17, Tuesday: Supper Church 6pm-8pm
Jan. 21, Saturday: Women’s March Seattle (meet at Wesley) 9am
Jan. 24, Tuesday: Supper Church 6pm-8pm
Jan. 31, Tuesday: Mental Health Awareness 6pm-8pm
Feb. 4, Saturday: Sexploration 11am
Feb. 7, Tuesday: Vespers 6pm-8pm
Feb. 11, Saturday: Teen Feed 5 pm
Feb. 14, Tuesday: Moravian Love Feast 6pm-8pm
Feb. 18, Saturday: Wesley Benefit Auction 5pm
Feb. 21, Tuesday: Supper Church 6pm-8pm
Feb. 28, Tuesday: Ash Wednesday Vespers 6pm-8pm
March 7, Tuesday: Yoga & Race to Balance Celebration 6pm-8pm
March 17 & 18: Mini Spring Break Service Trip
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