Sharing Responsibility for Our Common Mission
January 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Synodality is at the service of the mission of Jesus. Since we are all missionary disciples, how is every baptized person called to participate in this shared mission? Co-responsibly. Explore the various ways that Christians can minister together in social and political involvement, scientific research, education, protecting human rights, and caring for the environment.
This program is part of the Synod Conversation Series, an ecumenical dialogue supporting members of area faith communities to live out our service in the world, especially with those on the margins of society.
Sister Maureen Geary OP is a member of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids congregation. She has served in congregational leadership for the last 16 years. Prior to that she ministered at Aquinas College; with the Secretariat for Social Justice for the Diocese of Grand Rapids; and with the Kent County Coalition to End Homelessness. The Dominican Sisters strive to live emboldened by faith, serving with joy.
Rev. Lynette Sparks has served as senior pastor/head of staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church since June 2020. Previously, she served at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY and at Wrights Corners Presbyterian Church in Lockport, NY. Lynette received her MDiv from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY. She also holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Augustana University in South Dakota, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Committed to the social gospel, she hopes to help the Church build God’s beloved community together in a world that’s otherwise fractured.