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Corridor District: Justice in Everyday Life

The Corridor district Lay Servant Ministries team presents Justice in Everyday Life

October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am 4:30 pm

1220 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, NC 27514-6600
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
$25 includes lunch

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All participants are expected to read Social Principles of the United Methodist Church 2017-2020 before taking this course.

About the Course:

This course takes an in-depth look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church — the church’s attempt to speak on contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The course covers topics such as the following: Natural World, Social Community, Economic Community, and Political Community.

Learners will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship of the Social Principles to the Bible and their roots in the Wesleyan tradition as expressed through The United Methodist Church as a “means of grace”;
  • Describe key positions of the Social Principles and correlate their statements with the lived out practice of ministry for individuals and local churches;
  • Create a hospitable climate for teaching and practicing the Social Principles.

For questions about the course, please contact
Vicki Ambrose, vambrose@nccumc.org.

About the Facilitator

Brenda Brown is a deaconess in the North Carolina Conference and has a passion for love, justice, and service. She is an active member of her local church, Union Grove UMC in Broadway, NC, and serves on various boards and agencies on the district and conference level. She is and has been active with the United Women of Faith on the local, jurisdictional, and national level. She also served 8 years on the General Board of Global Ministries with the UMC.

Brenda enjoyed a 46-year career with the Social Security Administration. The last years were spent as a Public Affairs Specialist educating the public, community organizations, and media contacts about Social Security policies, programs, and benefits. She believes in educating, helping individuals to grow and engage in respectful conversation, even when we disagree. It is her hope that she will bring these same values to “Justice in Everyday Life” as she and the participants look at the social principles of the United Methodist Church.