Making All Things New
Wednesdays, February 21 - March 20
5:30 - 7:30pm in Legacy Hall
Our Lenten Conversations are an invitation to examine the intersection of art and faith as we consider the work of Makoto Fujimura and others through this Wednesday series in Lent. Our series will kick off with a reception at 5:30pm on February 21, followed by the talk at 6:00pm. The following weeks will begin with a dinner 5:30pm. We hope you’ll join us for engaging conversations each week.
Sitters will be available to watch kids from age 3 through 6th graders.
Youth in grades 7 – 12 are invited to participate in Youth Group, which takes place weekly in Akers Hall.
Lenten Conversation #1
Wednesday, February 21
Our opening event on Wednesday, February 21 will feature singer, author, and founder of the Rabbit Room, Andrew Peterson. In a lecture titled, "The Morning Star Rises," Andrew will explore how art dispels the shadows of the past and present and points toward a promised future.
This program is free and open to the public. Additional events in this series will include a small cost for dinner.
Lenten Conversation #2
Wednesday, February 28
Eva Crawford from the Kintsugi Institute will engage us in a conversation about restoration. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with precious metals, giving it new life.
Lenten Conversation #3
Wednesday, March 6
Christina Ananias from Belmont University will speak on "Visual Silence," as inspired by the painting Silence and Beauty. She writes, “We are terrified of visual silence because we want to be certain of our faith, we want visual evidence of that which we believe in. God has given us so many concrete images (the church, the testimony of Scripture, the sacraments, etc.) but there will always be moments where we don’t recognize his face. Where it seems like there is only visual silence. But what the resurrection shows us is that in this visual silence of Christ’s death, God the Father recognized Jesus as his Son and raised Him to life, after which Jesus recognized Mary in the garden, calling her name, which means God recognizes us even when we don’t recognize him.”
Lenten Conversation #4
Wednesday, March 13
Our evening on Wednesday, March 13 will feature Nicole Minyard, Daybreak Arts Founder. Daybreak Arts is a social enterprise nonprofit that provides opportunities for artists overcoming homelessness to engage in creative outlets, earn income through selling artwork and merchandise, develop entrepreneurial and professional skills, and build community relationships. Their relationship with St. George’s began when they were awarded a partnership through St. George’s Enterprise Ministry (SGEM), and continued with volunteer support and engagement.
Lenten Conversation #5
Wednesday, March 20
Our evening on Wednesday, March 20 will be led by the Rev. Margery Kennelly as we wrap up all we’ve engaged with over the series. Our evening will conclude with Compline.