Since there are 91+ churches here in Charlottesville (Seriously!), I wanted to create a cross-denominational group where young adults (20's + 30's) of all faith traditions could connect, hang out, and generally enjoy being part of a broader community.
What this group is:
A place to organize monthly/bi-monthly social events - a Saturday hike, an after-work happy hour, a trip to see a show, dinner out on the town, an evening of playing too much Mario Kart, etc.
A community that is welcoming and affirming to all comers, regardless of faith tradition, background, education, race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, income, marital status, etc.
A place to learn about each others faith traditions in a civil, respectful, and fun way.
What this group is not:
An exclusive club for Christians; Feel free to bring friends and significant others of any religious (or non-religious) background!
A great avenue to try to convert other people from/to anything
November of 2019 - thanks for helping make this community a vibrant one.
“How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1)
I thought this might be another good event for us to attend (virtually) and then talk about at a future in-person gathering. From JMRL:
"June is Pride month and JMRL, Cville Pride, and the UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff are inviting you to celebrate with us virtually this year! How can you participate? Join us for a live streaming (via Zoom) of the classic documentary Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 at 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A immediately afterward with director and producer Yvonne Welbon. Living with Pride is the inspiring story of activist Ruth Ellis. Born July 23, 1899, Ruth Ellis was thought to be the oldest "out" African American lesbian. Her story offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our history as lived by one inspiring woman. This virtual program can be accessed both by Zoom online or a toll-free phone number."