AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SUNDAY SERVICE FEBRUARY 26

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Speaker: Matthew Vega

Matt has been in ministry for nine years, first serving as a youth leader and residential discipleship coordinator for college students at the church he attended in Naperville. While at Wheaton, he served as a student chaplain, offering spiritual and pastoral care to his peers. He studied theology and graduated in 2013.  He now serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Christian Outreach where he oversees domestic and international internships for Wheaton students.  Matt is an activist/organizer, writer, and husband. Dominique and Matt got married in May and have lived in Oak Park since then.

 

Join us for fellowship after the service.

UPCOMING SERVICES

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Dr. Catherine Meeks, retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies at Mercer University, from the Diocese of Atlanta, will be our guest preacher next Sunday, March 5th.

Dr. Meeks is a community activist  whose work has been and continues to be focused upon dismantling structures of oppression and  seeking paths that lead to wellness both for individuals and the community.  She is an author who has published five books and in 2016 completed Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America as a group project, focused on racial healing and reconciliation. She writes a bi-weekly column for The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia and is a  regular contributor to Hospitality which is published monthly by the Open Door Community in Atlanta.  She is involved with prison work and visits regularly on death row as well as working for the abolition  of the death penalty.

 

The twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago, the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee will be at St. Martin’s for his annual visitation on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Bishop Lee was elected in 2007, consecrated on February 2, 2008 and leads 35,000 Episcopalians in 123 congregations across Northern Illinois. He is the author of Opening the Prayer Book in the New Church’s Teaching Series; a former member of the faculty of CREDO Institute; and has served on the boards of the North American Association of the Diaconate, the Council of Associated Parishes, and Affirming Catholicism.

Bishop Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and as rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He was a deputy to the 2000 and 2006 General Conventions, and in 2008 became an associate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

All who wish to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment before the Bishop are invited to prepare by meeting with Fr. Griffin.