Adult Education for June
|Adult Education will continue with our series on Bradley Hills Mission Partners. June 6 will be focused on Community Reach of Montgomery County. June 13 will feature a special interfaith program with New Story Leadership and their peacemaking program focused on Palestinian-Israeli relations. There will be a program on June 20 EDEN at Faith a community gardening program in Anacostia. Our final program in June will focus on Pride month and how our denomination and congregation are recognizing and including members of the community with differing sexual orientations and gender identities.
June 6 – Brenda Reid Jones, Deputy Director of Community Reach of Montgomery County (a new mission partner of Bradley Hills), will speak about the many ways in which her organization serves Montgomery County, how its work and those it serves have been impacted by the pandemic, and service opportunities (especially post-pandemic) for Bradley Hills members.
June 13 – This Adult Ed session will focus on the crisis in the Middle East. Rawan Odeh, a Palestinian American and Co-Managing Director of New Story Leadership (https://www.newstoryleadership.org), and Eran Nissan, now an Israeli peace activist and a former combat soldier in the special forces of the Israeli Defense Forces, will discuss the devastating events that have escalated into the current crisis, how the crisis has affected their communities, how their NSL experiences shaped their political activism, and how the peace movement is responding. Rawan and Eran are alumni of NSL’s summer program. NSL is a mission partner of Bradley Hills and Bethesda Jewish Congregation. We hope our BJC friends will join us for this important discussion.
June 20 – Rev. Bernice Parker-Jones will speak about the challenges that Anacostia residents in DC’s Ward 8 face daily, how her congregation at Faith Presbyterian Church is serving the community there, and the Anacostia community garden on her church’s grounds (“EDEN at Faith”) that Bradley Hills is helping to support.
June 27: The History of LGBTQ Recognition within BHPC and the PCUSA/ In recognition of Global Gay Pride Day/Week. Ellder Pat Stocker will lead an informative development of the current status of Presbyterian Church USA’s recognition of LGBTQ recognition and inclusion. Pat and other members (including her daughter Meg) will focus on the significant influence that Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church has contributed.
The link for Adult Education is repeating as:
Meeting ID: 857 6618 3170
You may also call in at (301) 715-8592