Love Your Neighbor Discussion Group

Love Your Neighbor Discussion Group

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 

The Love Your Neighbor Discussion Group is a ministry of our church that seeks to follow the second greatest commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself, by studying and hearing each other’s stories on topics such as poverty, racial reconciliation, abuse, mental illness, and the like, so that we as a church might be better equipped to love others in the name of Christ. The group meets monthly nine times per year. If you’d like to get involved please email Ruth Hoover at [email protected].

TOPICS WE’VE DISCUSSED

  • Our Black neighbors: discussion of MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • Hearing from our Christian Korean-born neighbors 
  • How to love our poor neighbors
  • How to care for our homeless neighbors
  • How to love those affected by depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Our neighbors who have experienced abuse and trauma
  • Our neighbors with unwanted pregnancies: AlphaCare
  • Our differently-abled neighbors
  • Our busy/distant neighbors
  • Our neurodivergent neighbors
  • Our neighbors who speak non-standard English (with a focus on Black English)
  • Our neighbors affected by Alzheimers and dementia
  • Loving Your neighbor across the color barrier: a personal story
  • Loving our LGBTQ+ neighbors 
  • Loving those affected by divorce
  • Loving those affected by addiction