New Hosanna! Peoples Seminary Program: SisterTemples

SisterTemples: Testimonies of the Body from Where We Stand

We’re thrilled to announce our September 2011- May 2012 programming! Whether you’re interested in building communities and missions accessible to all, or participating in free, supportive, and challenging anti-racism training and community for white folks, or practicing womanist/feminist preaching on the body in a community of sisters, we have something for you this year!

Special Communion readers are especially invited to our new learning/preaching circle, SisterTemples: Testimonies of the Body from Where We Stand meeting fourth Tuesdays, 8-9PM EST by video conference. Please be sure to register by August 31st. Programming is (as always) FREE but spaces are limited!

A 2011- 2012 learning/preaching circle devoted to our stories of women’s bodies, we hope that SisterTemples will be an intimate interracial, intergenerational, multi-class community. Transwomen, women of color, and women with disabilities are especially invited to participate. Whoever you are, you’re welcome!

Depending on participant interest, sessions may center on:

Racism/Colorism
Dis/ability
Beauty/Body Image
Psychological/Psychiatric Healing
Sexuality/Pleasure
Sex/Gender
Women’s labor
Reproductive justice, pregnancy, birth, and motherhood in the face of devouring dragons- occupation, poverty, inadequate medical care, war…

The circle will convene monthly in one hour video conference sessions, starting in September and lasting through the school year. At each session, one preacher will present a sermon-in-process to the group, incorporating Scripture, academic study and resources, and personal reflection. Some might present fully developed sermons while others might share a looser set of thoughts, reflections, songs, poems, or prayers on the text. Each session will also include time for feedback for the session’s preacher, group reflection, and discussion time. Please write us  at eda@hopesem.org by August 31st to let us know of your interest in joining. Limited slots for participants. Registration and tech training will be required!

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