Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Featuring Camille LeBron Powell

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Sponsored by The East Dallas Presbyterian Cluster and First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Light Breakfast & Lunch Included. Childcare Available.

Come spend the day with your neighbors. Learn from Mr. Rogers through presentations, videos, prayer stations, group activities, and individual reflection. We’ll connect scripture with the wisdom of Mr. Rogers and listen for how God is calling us to be good neighbors.

Jesus is Clear in Scripture: we are supposed to love our neighbors. But which neighbors? And how do we love them? How are we called to be a good neighbor? To answer these questions, let’s seek insight from America’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers.

‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:28-31

Mr. Rogers was a Presbyterian minister and taught generations of children how to be neighbors with lessons like:
• God loves you just as you are
• It’s okay to be scared or sad or angry,
• It’s important to say “Thank You”
• How to deal with real world problems.

We can still learn from Mr. Rogers’ thoughtful compassion today, even as adults.

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say,’“It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” Fred Rogers (1994)

About Our Neighbor Camille
Camille is the pastor of the St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, Georgia (suburban Atlanta). She has led congregations and other groups in exploring the wisdom and practical advice of Mr. Rogers through sermons, workshops, and other creative activities. Camille really has been our neighbor here in Dallas. She grew up in Garland and attended Austin College before going to seminary. She was a member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church and spent two summers as a counselor in the camping ministry of Grace Presbytery.

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Date(s) - Sep 14, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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