JustFaith Small Group Begins November 19 – Join Us!

JustFaith is a deep-dive into issues of social holiness. JustFaith is a 24-week small group experience woven together with Scripture, prayer, reading, retreats, immersion experiences and more. This program is not for the faint of heart! It is a significant commitment to pour one’s self into learning about the things that break God’s heart. The program is non-partisan and is a thoughtful way to discuss with other Christians the important justice issues in our world. You can lean more about the JustFaith organization on their website, JustFaith.org or watch this overview video or this testimonial video.

We’ll meet on Thursdays starting on November 19 from 10:30 am to 1pm. Each week, we’ll gather to discuss readings, watch videos, experience spiritual practices, and break bread together. In addition to many articles, some of the books we’ll be reading together over the 24 weeks include:

Barking to the Choir​ by Gregory Boyle

The Little Book of Biblical Justice​ by Chris Marshall

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right ​by Lisa Sharon Harper

Evicted​ by Matthew Desmond

Toxic Charity ​by Robert Lupton

Just Mercy​ by Bryan Stevenson

Strength to Love ​by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Below is our proposed schedule for the first third of the program. We plan to continue our Thursday meetings beyond those listed below, but may elect to take a week’s break from time to time and adjust to holidays, school breaks, etc.

You may join us for JustFaith in-person or online through Zoom.

JustFaith Session / EventDate / Time / Location
JustFaith #1 –
Holy Conversation versus Debate
Thursday, November 19, 10:30 am to 1 pm
BreakThanksgiving Day
JustFaith #2 – Compassion versus ToleranceThursday, December 3, 10:30 am to 1 pm
JustFaith RetreatOne Day Retreat – Location/Time TBD – Save the Date: December 5
JustFaith #3 – Awe versus JudgementThursday, December 10, 10:30 am to 1 pm
JustFaith #4 – Abundance versus ScarcityThursday, December 17, 10:30 am to 1 pm
JustFaith #5 – Equity versus Equality versus Social
Thursday, January 7, 10:30 am to 1 pm
JustFaith #6 – Working For versus Working WithThursday, January 14, 10:30 am to 1 pm
JustFaith #7 – Reading Scripture with the PoorThursday, January 21, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Immersion ExperienceDetails – Time/Location/Activity to be Determined by Group – Save the Date: Saturday, January 23
JustFaith #8 – Action versus ApathyThursday, January 28, 10:30 am to 1 pm

Parts 2 & 3 of the JustFaith program will follow the schedule above.

Questions – Email Pastor Todd at todd.noren-hentz@umcna.org