Going On at St. Mike's
2019 PLEDGE | It is not too late to turn in your 2019 pledge! You may place your pledge in the plate during the offertory or bring your pledge with you to Lessons and Carols this evening. Thanks so much for supporting St. Mikes!
SCRIBES & SCROLLS OF QUMRAN: A NEW SYNTHESIS | 1/28 | 5PM | UCSB McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6) | The Dead Sea Scrolls found in the eleven caves in the vicinity of Khirbet Qumran have been a subject of controversy since their discovery. Were they a random collection of Jewish texts, or the library of the lost Jewish sect of the Essenes? How were they related to the settlement at Qumran?
WHAT DO THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS TEACH US ABOUT THE BIBLE | 1/29 | 3:30PM | Westmont College, Hieronymus Lounge | Join Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Hebrew Bible emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, for the Annual UCSB Westmont Lectures in New Testament. Sidnie is a recognized scholar in the areas of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Her most recent book, edited with Cecilia Wassen, is Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism, published by Brill (2018).
BEGIN AGAIN: FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP | 2/7 | 6PM | UCSB Multicultural Center | Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University and among the foremost public intellectuals and scholars of Black religion in the United States. Join him in the UCSB Multicultural Center to discuss the public and political duty we all have to struggle and develop a more robust political language.
DRIVER’S LISTOS | Trinity Episcopal Church has launched DRIVERS LISTOS. Drivers Listos (Drivers Ready) is a cooperative, interfaith effort to provide rides to our neighbors who are threatened by Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Examples of rides include driving a parent to school to drop off or pick-up a child, appointments with doctors, lawyers, legal aid, court appearances, etc. Drivers Listos also plans to organize rides for folks to visit detained relatives in Adelanto. All drivers will be vetted, and training is provided. For more information and to become a driver contact Molly Kellogg at [email protected]
SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY FIRES | The bishops and diocesan response taskforce of the Diocese of Los Angeles invite us all to share in helping those affected by the current wildfires. You may donate online to the Diocesan Wildfire and Mudslide Fund at www.edlagives.org, and checks can be mailed to 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90026. Additional info about the diocesan disaster response task force can be requested from the Very Rev. Michael Bamberger, [email protected]
FAITH COMMUNITIES AND THE JOURNEYTO EMBRACE LGBTQ PEOPLE | 2/11 | 7PM | First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu Street | Join PFLAG Santa Barbara for a panel discussion with the Rev. Frank Schaefer of University Methodist Church (Isla Vista) and Rev Mark Richardson of First United Methodist Church (Santa Barbara) along with members of the LGBTQ community who have struggled with their faith in the coming out process. The panel will focus on what it takes to transition faith communities from being a source of pain and harm to being a source of healing and, reconciliation, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ+ YOUNG ADULTS GROUP | TUES | 4:30-6:30PM | Every Tuesday Pacific Pride Santa Barbara offers a process group for young adults 18 – 25+. This group is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Gender-fluid, Gender-queer, Non-binary, Agender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Allied and more young adults. Anyone can drop in and they are looking for YA leaders to help run and support this group. For more information please contact the LQBTQ+ Outreach Advocate, Patrick Lyra Lanier, MA, LMFT at 805-963-3636 ext. 117 or at [email protected]