Join me this week for a virtual play and a virtual Agape Meal
FROM THE BISHOP
R. LAWSON BRYAN
I hope you will take advantage of two virtual opportunities this week. First, you can attend an excellent virtual play based on C. S. Lewis’ book, “The Great Divorce.” Second, I hope you will join me for a South Georgia Thanksgiving Agape Meal.
The Great Divorce
The virtual play is presented by the Fellowship for Performing Arts, a non-profit New York-based company producing theater from a Christian worldview. They are offering free presentations of “The Great Divorce” through November 18. Sherrill and I saw the 4 p.m. production this past Sunday. It is excellent. There is no cost, but you do have to register in order to receive the link to the play. For full details, visit fpatheatre.com.
Thanksgiving Agape Meal
Please join Sherrill and me, along with others from South Georgia, for a Thanksgiving Agape Meal on Sunday, November 22, at 6 p.m. This conference-wide event will unite the traditional observance of Thanksgiving and the Moravian Agape Meal (aka “Lovefeast”). It will include music, scripture, witness, and prayer led by voices from around South Georgia. The service will last about 40 minutes and will conclude with the blessing of the meal. After the service, we will eat our meal with glad and generous hearts knowing that we truly are Alive Together at the Table.
We held an Agape Meal last spring, and I was thrilled at the overwhelming response of our annual conference. Many participants told me this experience gave them the sense of connection to others that they had been missing. So now I am eagerly anticipating how this Agape Meal will unite us to celebrate Thanksgiving in a way that is deeply meaningful.
Visit www.sgaumc.org/agapemeal for more information and to join the meal.
Please share this with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors. Each of these events is an opportunity to spread the Gospel of Christ at a time when the world needs Good News.
Alive Together at the Table,
R. Lawson Bryan