Presented By: Rev. Lenore Hosier
In our constantly changing world that is becoming both more diverse and more polarized, the Church needs to be engaged in dialogue with people from every walk of life. God's Word tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but first we need to determine "who is our neighbor?" What assumptions do we bring to the table? What barriers keep us from being in relationship with certain populations? What tools do we need to equip us to better minister to and with people that might come from different backgrounds? Come learn how to better engage both individually and corporately in your community and beyond.
Bio: The Rev. Lenore Hosier is an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC and pastors the Saint John's-Newberry UMC in Williamsport, PA. She has served internationally with Global Ministries as a Mission Volunteer and then as the Conference Mission Secretary . Lenore is currently a Doctoral student at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School studying Peacebuilding and Interfaith Dialogue. Her thesis focus is on African Americans in the Methodist tradition, and she has done extended work on Cultural Diversity and Racial Justice.