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Weekend Program with Rev. Marjorie Thompson
February 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm$10
First United Methodist Church hosts a weekend program “The Humility of Christ: Revisiting God’s Nature” with guest speaker Rev. Marjorie Thompson on Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s Barber Christian Life Center.
Rev. Thompson was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and brings to her ministry over 30 years of retreat work and teaching in Christian formation and spiritual practice. Her educational path includes McCormick Theological Seminary and a research fellowship at Yale Divinity School where she was deeply influenced by her mentor, Henri Nouwen.
“Rev. Marjorie Thompson is one of the spiritual leaders of our time. Her ministry and teachings are transformative, even life-changing, for people of faith,” says Rev. Christy Sharp, associate pastor at FUMC. “Thompson exposes the false idols in our culture, and teaches us how to grow closer to God by bringing practical wisdom for adults of any age who want to strengthen their spiritual walk.”
Rev. Thompson is the author of several books including best-selling Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life as well as Courage for Caregivers: Sustenance for the Journey in Company with Henri J.M. Nouwen.
Program reservations are accepted through the church’s website at www.fumchvlnc.org until Wednesday Feb. 20. A $10 fee per person for lunch and will be collected at the door.