How has the concept of gathering changed during the pandemic? The 2021 ULS Spring Convocation will address this question through a presentation, panel discussion and Q&A. "Theology of Gathering as Church" will be held via Zoom on April 21 from 1:00 – 4:00PMEST
Since the earliest days, Christians have gathered in particular places as Church to experience God revealing God’s self. These gatherings have continuously evolved throughout history, especially in responding to context. Biblical and liturgical traditions provide a wealth of theological resources with which to reflect amidst today’s challenges. This ULS Spring Convocation will engage the question of gathering during and after the pandemic: in creation, in community, in chancel, and in cyberspace. Join Dr. Crystal Hall and Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero as they explore these four gatherings of Church.
1:00: Dr. Crystal Hall -Gathering in Creation (ecology)
Gathering in Community (peace and justice)
2:00: Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero - Gathering in Chancel (means of grace)
Gathering in Cyberspace (remembrance)
3:00 Panel Discussion
4:00 Blessing and Sending