Dinner & Discussion
Friday, July 7th
5:30 pm ~ Picnic Supper
6:30-8 pm ~ Panel Discussion: “Navigating our Faith in Politically Turbulent Waters”
~ Everyone is welcome to attend ~
Beginning at 5:30 pm, come enjoy a cookout dinner with burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, and all the sides you could want! Weather permitting, we will eat up on the hill, overlooking the Connecticut River; otherwise, we will dine together in the parish hall.
Starting at 6:30 pm, our panel discussion, moderated by The Rev. Dr. David Grafton and entitled, “Navigating our Faith in Politically Turbulent Waters,” will consider the connection between faith and politics. This theme was chosen because East Haddam boasts a rich political history where people of faith exercised key leadership, including: a school house where the patriot Nathan Hale taught; a regular stopover point before crossing the Connecticut River for Bishop Samuel Seabury – our founding bishop and a political activist against American independence; as well as a site on the Underground Railroad. Panelists include The Rev. Bonita Grubbs (Executive Director of Christian Community Action), The Honorable Byron Rushing (State Representative for the Ninth Suffolk District of the State of Massachusetts), and Governor Lowell P. Weicker (former Governor of Connecticut).
To register for the St Stephen’s Dinner & Discussion, click here.
** Registration is requested, as space is limited to 80 participants!
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church is located at 31 Main St, East Haddam, CT.
For additional information on the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and River of Life Pilgrimage events in that region, please visit the Episcopal Church in Connecticut page.