Rev. Gretchen draws on Juneteenth, Isabel Wilkerson's book Caste, and the Covid-19 pandemic to explore how we adjust, cope, and ground ourselves in moments of profound change. What happens when everything we know changes in an instant, then how do we adjust when things change again - especially when the change is as fuzzy and uncertain as it is now that we are beginning to re-enter "real" life post-pandemic. Rev. Gretchen references the work of Priya Parker to help us discern how we might have complicated conversations about identity and vision at moments of transition - just like the one we're in now.
Real life is awakward... especially now as we begin to emerge from 15 months of life mostly lived online. So, our June 2021 series is called IRL (internet shorthand for In Real Life). Together we’ll explore how to find wisdom in the awkwardness of post-pandemic living.