Saint John's in the Village

An Episcopal Church, where in the name of Christ you are always welcome

SATURDAY October 11th

1pm - Organ recital by Gordon King
1-3:30pm - Face Painting for children
2pm - SilveSymposium given by Fr. Lloyd Prator 

SUNDAY October 12th 
1pm Acapella concert  by Church Choir Members,
2:30pm  Acapella concert by Greenwich Village Chamber SIngers
3pm DRAWING FOR WINNERS OF RAFFLE PRIZES

Sample our choir's music!

BOOK STUDY: CHARLES
GORE, THE
RECONSTRUCTION OF
BELIEF: BELIEF IN CHRIST
Living in an increasingly secular society,and in a time when religion is all too often used as an excuse for exclusion, or even violence, we often ask: Do our beliefs as Christians require us to reject science, history, even reason? And if we cannot justify the basic truth of the Gospel story, can we hold fast to the Gospel message? In the wake of World War I, an Anglican bishop, Charles Gore, asked himself the same questions. His three volume work, The Reconstruction of Belief, was the result of his struggling with the same issues, in a questioning, uncertain time much like our own. The heart of the book, Belief in Christ, asserts that we can confidently embrace the basic story of Jesus's life and words, and that this reliance does not require us to "reason in chains"--load the dice to obtain a predetermined result. From that exercise of reason, Gore argues, must come not just belief, but action--a call to incorporate what we believe into our daily lives. 
Charles Gore was one of the most significant theologians of the late 19th  century and early 20th  century in England. He was a part of the Oxford High Church movement. He was interested in bringing Catholic principles to bear on social problems and to encourage biblical criticism and scholarly study. He was known for his rigorous scholarship and his ability to adapt his convictions to new insights. He was the Bishop of Worcester and then Birmingham and finally Oxford. He is a very important figure in the development of Anglican theology and many of his ideas are still relied upon today as the church seeks to offer its teachings to a searching world. We will look at Gore, and some of his successors and challengers, over four consecutive Sundays beginning October 12 and continuing October 18, 26, and November 2 at 9:15 to 10:30 am in the conference room. 

BOOK STUDY: CHARLES GORE, THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BELIEF: BELIEF IN CHRIST

Charles Gore was one of the most significant theologians of the late 19th  century and early 20th  century in England. We will look at Gore, and some of his successors and challengers, over four consecutive Sundays beginning October 12 and continuing October 18, 26, and November 2 at 9:15 to 10:30 am in the conference room.  Check the October Messenger for more about this special class series.