art on loan Sep 15 to Oct 6 in the Harrington Chapel
What is possible when we strive to change systems which marginalize the powerless?
Surely that is a question God invites us to ponder and was foundational to Jesus’ ministry. As we begin to explore stories in worship this Fall that inspire courage and ask us to wonder what is possible, you are invited to visit Subversive Saints, an art exhibit on loan to us from Woodland Park Presbyterian Church. The exhibit was conceived by Pastor Staci Imes and was featured in an April issue of The Seattle Times. In reflecting on Jesus’ parables, Pastor Imes notes, “He was profoundly subversive in his teachings.”
In conjunction with artist Abby Brockway, members of the congregation were invited to consider who among us are prophets and saints and to create portraits of those individuals including symbols of what they stand for and believe. “The idea here is that the people who are really saints are everyday people who are doing what we believe God really intends: Pulling the marginalized in the center and totally overhauling the system.”
Join us September 29 after worship, for a reception and discussion of the art.
We invite you to visit this exhibit and contemplate the courage in the stories of these “everyday saints.”