by Trevor Thompson
Director of Pastoral Ministries

In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we observe and admire the creative ways the early apostles proclaimed Christ to all peoples.  Through their witness, many were healed, and “there was great joy in that city [Samaria].”  Many were baptized and received the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth.  Throughout Christian history, people of faith, like those early apostles, have been creatively proclaiming Christ.  One of the most effective and touching ways has been through the arts:  music, storytelling, theater, performance arts, visual arts, and poetry.  Next month, as you see below, there are two beautiful opportunities in our community that share in this ministry of creatively witnessing the Good News to others.  I am confident that these events will stir up the Spirit of truth and bring great joy to our community.  Hope to see you!   

Justice Theater Project

presents HOME by 

Samm-Art Williams 

This play tells the gentle saga of everyman Cephus Miles, who leaves behind his family farm in NC and travels north for more opportunities.  His epic journey from adolescence to adulthood spans the 1950’s through the Civil Rights Era and the Vietnam War,  showing us all the importance of coming home.  For more information about Justice Theater Project, this performance, or future performances, go their website:  http://thejusticetheaterproject.org/            

Wild Goose Festival

This family-friendly festival of the arts, spirituality, music, and justice brings together offers a remarkable line-up of artists, musicians, speakers, and performers of all kinds in June in Chatham County. 

Franciscan Richard Rohr, OFM and Jesuit John Dear, SJ will be among the noteworthy Catholic speakers. 

Check out the website for ticket info and full line-up:  http://www.wildgoosefestival.org/