One More Memoir about Christian Vocation
Monday, November 18, at 7 pm
Together, Kristin Reksc and April Herron have guided two conversations delving into books by authors finding their own unique way to serve God in the world. Kate Braestrup became a chaplain with the Maine Warden Service. Fred Bahnson was motivated by the connections between farming and sacramental community. April and Kristin will complete the series with a third book, called Just Mercy.
Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard-educated lawyer whose practice is dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of the U.S. criminal justice system. His work is intertwined with Christian themes and concepts, echoing hymns, Biblical passages, and influential theologians. The book shares details of specific cases as a way of educating readers on the dynamics at work when an innocent person is convicted and punished for a crime they did not commit. Published five years ago, Just Mercy has found its way to church reading groups and high school required reading lists alike. On Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m., RHUMC readers will have our own opportunity to talk about the journey of faith and God’s call upon our lives as experienced and expressed by Bryan Stevenson. As we read and discuss, we continue to help Kristin prepare for next stages in her process toward ordination in the United Methodist Church.