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IKC Annual Gathering 2019 – Featured Preachers

February 26, 2019

Voices from the Neighborhood
from the Annual Gathering Planning Team
Annual gathering isn’t all work and no prayer. We begin and end with joyful worship as the beloved community. This year we’ll be led in that sacred work by Rev. Sarah Lund and Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort.
Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, pastor at First Congregational UCC, Indianapolis, will lead us in opening worship. She’s a brilliant preacher, talented writer, and keen advocate for mental health. A former UCC Regional Minister for the Florida Conference, she understands how neighborhoods work as partners. She also understands how silence in a community can work to break it apart. Her book,  Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family and Church , is part memoir and part guide for churches looking to build up their own ministry to support mental health and talk openly about mental illness.
Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), a writer, and a self-described “slinger of hopeful stories about faith and church,” will lead us in closing worship. Rev. Kim-Kort is generating meaningful conversations with her latest book, Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith , a book that affirms the boundary-breaking nature of queer identity and explores how that affirmation can bring us closer to God. When she’s not writing books and articles, or speaking at events, she’s working toward a PhD in Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.
We welcome your voice, your prayers, and your presence. Come worship with us as we build the neighborhood! Registration opens soon.
Special Note: In a recent email promoting our Days for Girls service project, we encouraged congregations to collect items to bring to annual gathering. One of those items is Ziploc bags. We neglected to mention the size we need. If you are participating in this service project, please bring gallon-sized, Ziploc brand plastic bags with the traditional zipper closure, not the slider closure. You can see the full list of needed items on our Facebook page . Just click here to get to that post.
Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10:36-37 (NRSV)

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