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Responding to Ferguson and Working for Racial Justice

  Monday night news broke that the Missouri Grand Jury appointed to officer Darren Wilson’s case has decided not to indict Wilson in the shooting death of  Michael Brown. Protesters in Ferguson and across the country have taken to the streets to respond to this decision, demanding that Officer Wilson be brought to trial.   How […]

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Theology Circle: Finding Our Voices in the Wilderness

  During the season of Advent, we will be creating our own theologies inspired by the biblical verses and themes of St. Lydia’s Justice Series.  Come learn to develop your individual and collective theological voices to inform and create opportunities for justice and social transformation.   If you’ve ever thought about God, then Theology Circle […]

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FAQ’s: A New Home for Dinner Church

    It’s true!  St. Lydia’s has a new home. A storefront of our very own where we can cook, eat, pray, and grow. We’re running an Indiegogo campaign to finish out our fundraising for this project, and we hope you’ll participate. Visit: igg.me/at/dinner-church   FAQ’s  You may have some questions, or want some more […]

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Introducing Julia Stroud: Incoming Community Coordinator

  Dear Lydians, I’m very pleased to announce that Julia Stroud will be our next Community Coordinator at St. Lydia’s — and I am so, so, happy that she has accepted this position! Julia is highly qualified for the job: she’s a strong administrator, has a creative approach to communications, and holds and Mdiv from Union Theological Seminary. In addition to all […]

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Community Coordinator Position Open

St. Lydia’s is seeking a part time Community Coordinator.  The job is 24 hours per week, and includes health insurance and vacation/sick days.  The full job description may be found here.

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Letter from Emily: We have a storefront!

Dear Lydians, I’m writing today to share incredibly exciting news. As you know, St. Lydia’s, for about a year, been engaged in a process to find a storefront of our very own — a place that we can call home. As our congregation continues to grow, we need room! Room for two Dinner Church services […]

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Letter from Emily: The Mathematics of Grace

Dear Lydians, At church we often talk about the backward, upside-down-ness of the Gospel. When Jesus tells parables, nothing about them makes sense, at least according to the way the world usually runs. In Jesus’ stories, the last are first and the first are last. I’ve been thinking this week about how this backward upside-down-ness […]

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Christmas at St. Lydia’s

Celebrate Christmas at St. Lydia’s! We’ll be gathering at 7:00 on Christmas Eve, December 24, for a Christmas Pageant Parade!   Then, we’ll have services as usual on Sunday, December 29, and Monday, December 30. It’s still the Christmas season, so expect lots of carols and good cheer! Click here for directions

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Neighborhood Fall Fair!

Craving a little small-town flavor in the big city?  Join us for our Neighborhood Fall Fair, where kids and grownups can enjoy pastimes that never go out of style, like bobbing for apples, face painting, and a live-band musical chairs. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction featuring goods and services from […]

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Dough for Dinner Church!

During the month of September, St. Lydia’s is inviting each and every one of you to help build St. Lydia’s.  Give a donation, and help us keep Dinner Churching every Sunday and Monday night. This Fall, our goal is to raise $17,707.  That’s right, $17,707.  And every little bit helps.  The money you contribute, whether […]

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