Cultural Encounter Sunday
St. Barnabas - Undercroft
On Cultural Encounter Sunday, we will showcase and celebrate all of the wonderful backgrounds of the people who make up our church. The event will include a Costume Parade, Cultural Games & Crafts, Food Samples from around the world, a meal of Cincinnati Chili, and other surprises! There will be lots of fun ways to participate.
Although the main purpose of this event is to celebrate and to enjoy each other’s company, Cultural Encounter Sunday has an important tie-in with the mission of the larger Episcopal Church. Have you read anything about Becoming Beloved Community? It is a mission, or journey, for Episcopalians called forth by the General Convention to respond to racial injustice and to grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers. Cultural Encounter Sunday at St. Barnabas is certainly a positive step in what can be described as a labyrinth of a path toward reconciliation and healing of racial divides.
Cultural Encounter Sunday will also help to support the mission of St Barnabas Church. There is no fee to participate in the event. Instead, proceeds from financial donations made will benefit St. Barnabas’ Outreach programs.