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Cookies Needed!

Calling all cookie bakers. Help Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Christmas outreach by baking cooking to give to jail inmates. The ministry needs 3000 “sturdy” homemade or purchased cookies; sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal, or peanut butter (large, about 3-inch in diameter.)

Contact Brooke to sign-up for the number of cookies, brooke@forsythjpm.org or (336) 759-0063 x1000.

Please deliver the cookies by Friday, December 13, 9 am – 12 pm in sealed, bulk containers to:

Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries
McGee-Hedgley Chapel
307 Craft Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Brunswick Stew for Thanksgiving Week

Our Senior Adults will cook Brunswick stew for your Thanksgiving crowd or to freeze. Orders will be ready for pickup after the 9:00 and 11:15 services in front of the kitchen on November 24 or in the kitchen the next week. To order, follow the link below to print out the form. Forms are also available at the back of the nave, outside the chapel and the reception desk.

Click here to download the form.

Two Exciting New Titles Added to the Bookstore

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time by Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe is about Wells as a powerful churchwoman and witness for justice and equity from 1878 to 1931. Born enslaved, her experience flowed through the struggles for justice in her lifetime, especially in the intersections of African Americans, women, and those who were poor. This book is a guide for the current state of affairs in American culture, enlivened by the historical perspective of Wells’ search for justice.

Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling With Whiteness by Peter Jarrett-Schell is about personal journey of a priest’s understanding of his Whiteness that widens into an invitation to wrestle with larger cultural issues of race and belonging.  He delves deeply into how Whiteness has shaped his life. Jarrett-Schell challenges readers to personally consider the role of race in their own lives.  In recent years, white institutions, congregations, and individuals have all begun to wrestle with their racial legacy. But these reflections often get lost abstracting ideas of white privilege, white fragility, structural racism, and the like, until they become nothing more than jargon. This book challenges its readers to look closely at how these concepts show up in their everyday lives. By examining how Whiteness has distorted his own perceptions, relationships, and sense of self, Jarrett-Schell argues for the personal stakes that white people have in dismantling racism, and offers the creative possibilities that emerge when we begin to do the work.

Audio from “The Word of the Lord?”

When we read the Bible in worship on Sundays we use a lectionary. This ancient way of reading the Bible has many benefits but a drawback is that some of the real strangeness of the scriptures can get sanitized. Not so, however, in the readings assigned for the services of Morning and Evening Prayer! This Daily Office lectionary includes many of the offensive, bizarre, and just plain odd parts of the Bible and that is what this class is all about. Join the rector, The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, for a six-week Bible study that will uncover the insight and good news in some of the Daily Office lectionary’s strangest and most troubling stories.

Listen to past classes:

September 15

September 22

September 29

October 6