HHOPE – Health and Hospitality Opportunities for Peer Ecumenism

Health and Hospitality – what do they mean to you personally and in your ministry? How might you be refreshed by exploring that question in a small group of your peers?

The Kentucky Council of Churches invites you to find out. We have received funding from the Lilly Endowment to foster such groups around Kentucky. We would welcome hearing from interested church leaders, especially clergy. Just call 859-269-7715 or email to kcc@kycouncilofchurches.org or fill out and send in the Declaration of Interest.

This is a three-year program. The small groups will form themselves ecumenically (members from various Christian traditions) and set a schedule for gathering for times together. They will develop some goals for themselves in relation to the themes of health and hospitality.

Each year in October, the groups will all be assembled in one place for a special program, dovetailing with the opportunity to attend the Council’s own annual assembly.

The team guiding this new program wants to hear from you. Pictured here, they include (from left to right):

The Rev. Marian Taylor, Council Executive Director
The Rev. Greg Alexander, Christian Church in Kentucky (Disciples of Christ)
Sr. Mary Luke Jones, OSB, of Our Lady of Grace Monastery
The Rev. Greg Waldrop, United Methodist Church
Ms. Jeanie Hartman, Council Administrative Assistant
The Rev. Tobias Pace, African Methodist Episcopal Church