BTNA Faith Community Speaker and Meal

During the first half of 2018, the congregations of Butler Tarkington will be hosting monthly meals and speakers. The goal is to build community, create new relationships and have meaningful conversations around race and reconciliation. Meridian Street is hosting the first one here at the church on Sunday evening, February 25.

Matt and Bethany have been part of planning these events, and we invite and encourage you all to participate. The vision of Meridian Street is “Communities thriving and growing in the fruit of the spirit.”  Participating in this series of events is a way for us to pursue this vision to thrive and grow together, and to be active in our community. Our program will begin with a meal at 5 p.m. with our speaker presentation and discussion beginning around 5:45 p.m.

Speaker Schedule:

Sunday, February 25: Dr. Frank Thomas, Christian Theological Seminary and Author of American Dream 2.0: A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession and How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon.  Topic: Black History Month

Sunday, March 25- North United Methodist Church: Rev. Charles Harrison, Barnes United Methodist Church. Topic:  Ten Point Coalition

Sunday, April 29 - Fairview Presbyterian Church: Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Christian Theological Seminary and author of Ferguson and Faith. (Books will be available for purchase.) Topic: Community Engagement

Sunday, May 20 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church: Speaker TBD 

Sunday, Jun 17 - St. Thomas Aquinal Catholic Church: Clergy Panel Discussion with Fr. Michael Hoyt, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; Rev. Steven M. Conger, Meridian Street United Methodist; Rev. Matt Landry, Meridian Street United Methodist Church; Rev. Jeff Bower, St Paul’s Episcopal Church

To inquire further or register for the series, please contact Matt, .