Do you see “activism” as a spiritual practice in your life? How do we move things forward in the world when constrained by institutions? What is the recipe? What does God say? What does Love say? What if tomorrow is the last opportunity to heal the world?

Please join us for Adult Ed after worship on Sunday, October 23, from 10:30-11:30, for a brief video presentation by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D. who is a minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and senior pastor at Middle Collegiate Church in New York. This is an uplifting, inspiring video that encourages us to be brave and say what we want to say!

Rev. Dr. Lewis “uses her gifts as author, activist, preacher and public theologian toward creating an antiracist, just, full welcoming society in which everyone has “enough.” She graduated with M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992 and gained a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University in 2004. Middle Collegiate Church is “the church of her dreams and prayers, a multiethnic rainbow coalition of love, justice and worship that rocks her soul.” In 2005 “she married her best friend, John Janka, a United Methodist minister and consultant to congregations.”

Rev. Dr. Lewis believes faith communities can lead the way to racial reconciliation. Each year she curates a national justice conference— Revolutionary Love—which features speakers from many disciplines who are working to create a world based on a public ethic of love. Her work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the front page of the New York Times website, and a very long list of other media articles and appearances. She is the creator of two television shows and the author of many books. Her most recent book, The Fiercest Love: How to find it in yourself, grow it in your posse, and build it in the world, was published in September, 2021.