Church hosts study, discussion series

Cumberland United Church will hold a spring adult study and discussion series entitled The Way of Servant Leadership.

Cumberland United Church will hold a spring adult study and discussion series entitled The Way of Servant Leadership.

The series will run for eight Wednesdays from March 12 through April 30. The class will be offered twice daily, to allow participants to choose the time that best fits their schedule, from 9:30-11:30 in the morning or from 6:30-8:30 in the evening.

The course will be facilitated by Rev. Ted Hicks, a Comox Valley resident who is serving as Cumberland’s supply minister.

Hicks brings to this series the experience of having completed the Core Program of the Servant Leadership School in Washington, D.C., as well as living and working with the Church of the Saviour in Washington, a community that lives by the principles of servant leadership in its life together and in its outreach to a particularly troubled neighbourhood in the U.S. capital city.

He has also taught a similar course in the Lay Certificate Program in Theology at the University of Winnipeg.

Hicks comments: “For me, Jesus models an approach to power based on humility, compassion, and service that turns our normal assumptions about power upside down. Such an approach, as risky as it is and as counter-intuitive as it seems, has the potential to change lives, to heal our broken world, and to blow fresh winds through the church.”

The weekly themes include: Why Servant Leadership; Becoming the Beloved; Grounding Ourselves in a Spiritual Practice; We Need Each Other – The Importance of Community; Power that Heals and Power that Hurts; Solidarity with Marginalized Persons; How the World’s Pain is Calling to Me; and, finally, Putting It All Together.

The series is open to everyone, regardless of their affiliation with Cumberland United Church. There will be a small, free-will donation requested to help recoup expenses.

For more information or to register, contact Ted Hicks at 250-218-5857 or tedhicks.cv@gmail.com.

Cumberland United Church is at the corner of First Street and Penrith Avenue.

— Cumberland United Church

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