Faith, Food, Friday


Faith, Food, Friday

Our God Squaders, including Temple Israel’s new rabbi, Rabbi Michael Shields, will spend the season tackling topics that related to us here, locally.

“The Benedict Option: Is our culture so hostile to faith that Christians must leave it?”

People of faith in America feel besieged by a secularized culture and see their basic freedom to practice as threatened. Enter “The Benedict Option” – the idea that Christians need to separate themselves further from the culture around them. Whether or not you’re someone who sees a building threat to religious freedom, what cost is there to our communities with further separation?

The conversation will be facilitated by Pastor Gary Shultz of First Baptist Church. Joining Pastor Shultz are God Squad regulars, Pastor Betsy Ouellette Zierden of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, and Rabbi Michael Shields of Temple Israel, Pastor Darrick McGhee, Sr. of Bible Based Church and Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral.

All God Squad forums are free and open to the public. Lunch is available for $10 if you RSVP by the Wednesday ahead of the program and $15 with a late reservation or at the door. You may pay in advance online via credit card, or cash or check at the door. You may also bring your own lunch and attend for free.

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God Squad is a project of The Village Square, devoted to building community across divides.

Lunch is provided by The Grove at Canopy and is $10.00 if you order by the Wednesday before the program ($15.00 after). You are welcome to bring your own lunch or skip lunch.

Register for lunch online.

For more information, contact: The Village Square