Midweek Message

Tuesday LABC Zoom Link – December 6, 2022

Jim Hopkins

December 5, 2022

During Advent we remember Mary and Joseph’s travels to Bethlehem as they navigated their way through occupation and oppression. We retell their story of rejection in their time of great need as well as the support they received from unexpected community. As we journey through Advent this year, we also remember Palestinians who continue to navigate their way through occupation, oppression, and rejection, as well as the invitation to be part of their community of support.

The most recent ask from our Palestinian siblings is to acknowledge that the harsh realities they are enduring constitute apartheid and to join our voices with the many human rights groups and denominations who have already named this. Palestinian Christians and their international Christian partners have written A dossier on Israeli Apartheid: A Pressing Call to Churches Around the World. I invite you to join me in a three-part Advent study of this document. The series will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 and repeated on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 on Dec 7, 14 and 21. We will explore the following themes:

· Apartheid and the Palestinian Experience – hearing their cries

· Biblical and Theological Reflections – uniting in faith

· Faithful Responses – incarnating Advent’s promises

The Reverend Dr. Allison J Tanner
Pastor of Public Witness
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church Oakland, California


Tonight on LABC Zoom – Tuesday Night Bible Study 6:00

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