Rev. Angela Yarber Joins on Sunday, August 20
Worship and A Holy Women Icons Self-Care Workshop and Luncheon
On Sunday, August 20 our preacher will be Angela Yarber, founder of the Holy Women Icons Project, which highlights revolutionary women from history, myth, and scripture. Angela paints icons of these women from a host of cultures, religious traditions, and historical periods. These Holy Women Icons lift up the often overlooked and untold lives, legends, and legacies of inspirational women. The worship service will include images of her iconography.
Rev. Yarber holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion and is the author of seven books that address the intersections among gender/sexuality, religion/spirituality, and the arts. An ordained, queer clergywoman, she served local churches for fourteen years and has taught graduate and undergraduate students since 2006. After a decade as a professional dancer, she now finds creative fulfillment and spiritual expression by fusing painting, writing, and embodiment through the Holy Women Icons Project.
Following the worship service Rev. Yarber will lead a workshop in the Fellowship Hall focused on self-care. We will take a look at seven of her Holy Women Icons and the virtues they hold that embolden us to care for ourselves. As Audre Lorde says, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” The workshop will take place from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be offered from Zoe’s at a cost of $12 per person. For those who are interested, please click here to reserve your meal and pay (pay $12.00 and when selecting a fund choose "Angela Yarber". Please remember that you are welcome to come to the workshop without purchasing lunch. If you have any questions or would like to register for this event, please contact Jerry Gentry by email at , email@example.com .