Join Us January 8, 2022 — Program, “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman”
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman:
``How does the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and her encounter with Jesus serve as a pathway to courage for us in our present times?
New York Chapter of the Companions invites everyone interested to join a program being offered via Zoom on January 8, 2022, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Eastern:
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman: The Courage to Risk, to Love, to Act
Complete meeting details are available in this PDF.
Lynne Nelson, Presenter
Our presenter for this program is New York chapter member Lynne Nelson, who is a gifted poet, a faith-filled Christian woman and a Companion of 48 years. Last summer Lynne gave this beautiful presentation about Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the SCHC 124th Companion Conference – “The Courage to Risk, to Love, to Act.” Lynne will address this question in her talk:
How does the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and her encounter with Jesus serve as a pathway to courage for us in our present times?
Together with Lynne we will explore examples and avenues of connection to the charism of courage offered and given us by the One who transcends place, time, and culture.
What Do Companions Do at Chapter Meetings?
If the Companions have only recently showed up on your radar, you may wonder who we are and what local meetings are like. Typically chapter meetings include prayers for others and the world, thanksgivings, Bible study, and personal news. The centerpiece of the meeting is often an in-depth presentation related to our interests in social justice, peace, reconciliation and unity of all people.
This is one of those deeply rooted presentations. I can say this because I heard Lynne present last summer. It was moving and encouraging. I am excited that Lynne is offering this reprise of her Companion Conference session. It is a rare opportunity.
Do join us!
Again, the Zoom meeting details are in this PDF.
Who Are the Companions?
To learn more about the Companions, browse this website. Coming from the Anglican/Episcopalian tradition, Companions have recently amended their bylaws to open membership to all Christian women who, after a period of participation and discernment, desire to live by the vows we take to become Companions.
Thank you to Jane Tomaine, Associate Companion-in-Charge, New York Chapter, for helping with this blog post, and to Lynne Nelson, New York Chapter, for offering this program for a wider audience.