Each November, as we celebrate All Saints and All Souls, close out the church liturgical year and move towards Advent, we will be pausing to focus on the essential Christian practice of discernment. We are called to so much more than belief and participation in Sunday worship in order to become fully disciples of Christ. The practices of our spiritual lives enrich us and make us more able to proclaim the gospel and serve others. Discernment means seeking God’s will and way alongside our own needs and desires, and responding to community with an awareness of God and self. How do we do all this? What does a faithful life marked by discernment look like?
Our speaker at this year’s online discernment event will be the Rev. Melanie Mullen, who serves as The Episcopal Church’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care, charged with bringing the Jesus Movement to the world’s concerns. Before joining the Presiding Bishop’s staff, she was the Downtown Missioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, leading a historic southern congregation’s missional, civic, and reconciliation ministries.
This event will be held via Zoom. Please register below and the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the morning of Nov. 16.