Thurber Lectures

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures available here.


Thurber Conversation - 18 January 2022 - Our next best steps!

Featuring Rev. Grace Imathiu, a leading activist/pastor for Welcome and Inclusion
Tuesday 18 January 19h30-21h via Zoom.

to attend this Thurber conversation via Zoom.

On 2 May 2021, ACP adopted an Affirmation of Welcome and Inclusion that we're now called to live into. The affirmation reads as follows:

We believe that we are called to love and welcome all people of all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, races, nationalities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

We believe that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ and seek to be his disciple may become members of our church.

We believe that all members of the ACP should have the same rights and responsibilities.

It's time to take our next best steps – to live out our affirmations! We're delighted to have Grace Imathiu joining us once again to guide us in the process. Though we're sincerely committed to loving all in word and in deed- to making Christ's extravagant love known to all who wish to experience it, it's not always easy to do so...yet it can be done!

Join us as we examine together what can be done to make Christ's love known to those who have been made to feel unwelcome and unloved in life, and even within the church.

This is event is part of the Many Colors, Creeds, Cultures...and Conversations! series.

Thurber Conversation - 1 February 2022 - Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege

Featuring Dominique DuBois Gilliard, Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Tuesday 1 February 19h30 via Zoom and also in-person in the Thurber Room

to attend this Thurber conversation via Zoom.

Ever wonder what it means to have privilege? Feel confused about how to use one's privilege for the betterment rather than the detriment of the body of Christ? Dominique Gilliard has done some groundbreaking work helping churches and other organizations recognize where privilege exists and rather than deny it, work toward using it in a way that honors God. You won't want to miss this compelling and challenging evening as we continue to wrestle with what it means to be a church that cares deeply about being a reconciling community. 


This is event is part of the Many Colors, Creeds, Cultures...and Conversations! series.