Welcome

 

You are invited to view and discuss Radical Grace

on Sunday, December 4, from 12 noon to 2 PM

at The Center

65 Newton Sparta Road, Andover, NJ 07821

 

Radical Grace is a compelling documentary celebrating the lives of three feminist American nuns.  The film illustrates profoundly how social justice and spirituality are inseparably linked.

View the film’s trailer at http://radicalgracefilm.com/

 

When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns — citing their “radical feminism” — three fearless nuns risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice.

One sister takes on Church patriarchy (Sister Christine Schenck), another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels (Sister Jean Hughes), and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour (Sister Simone Campbell), then leverages her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. These sisters “bring humor and down-to-earth grit to an epic battle for justice, equality and the dignity of women” (Gene Siskel Film Center).

Following their struggles through the election of Pope Francis, Radical Grace captures a period of dramatic transformation as the Catholic Church grapples with the modern word.

 

This film comes at a major crossroads in the Catholic Church, and the nuns are everything that’s right with the institution. They stand with the marginalized, and won’t be bullied by the hierarchy. I feel a deep connection to the women featured in Radical Grace.
– Susan Sarandon, RADICAL GRACE Executive Producer

 

Exhilarating…among the year’s best films… Radical Grace moved me to tears with its portrayal of good people putting their beliefs into action in ways that transcend all ideological boundaries.
– RogerEbert.com

 

DONATION: Canned goods for the Sparta Interfaith Food Pantry

 

We have moved!  Our new location is at The Center, 65 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

 

What we’re about…

We are a welcoming, inclusive community practicing the discipleship of equals found in early church communities. All gifts are honored and all gifts are offered in service to the People of God. In each of our lives, we seek to bring the joy, light, compassion and peace of Christ to those around us, especially to those most in need.

Our liturgies serve as an alternative to the regular celebration of Mass experienced in most parishes.  Please Join us!  Come and See!

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 10am, at The Center, 65 Newton Sparta Road, Andover, NJ.

On the second Sunday of the month we celebrate at 4:30 pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ.