Sessions b, c
Pr. Michael Thomas, Janice Forrest, Ron Simmons, and Jane Lightcap
Zion Lutheran Church will share their experience in going on a cross-cultural, inter-generational, Washington, D.C. Trip in the summer of 2018 with 13 teenagers and 21 adults to share and learn about the diverse experience of people in the USA. We will talk about what it was like to reflect on the joys and sorrows of the American experience. God has blessed us in this country but there are many burdens we carry that have long too often been ignored. We are called to walk together in this journey.
The opioid crisis is killing more people than automobile accidents and many are members and children of members of our congregations. We will explore ways the faith community can be involved in supporting families who deal with the issue and grieve with those who are dying from its effects.