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July 2020

Zoom 101: Intro to Zoom for Newbies and Leaders Alike

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are grateful to invite Casey Batterbee to offer an introduction to Zoom and consider the ways you can connect in community virtually through this technology. Whether you are a total newbie or a leader using Zoom for your community, you are invited to learn more about this virtual platform. We will explore basics, tools for hosts, and learn how to make Zoom gatherings accessible for people with disabilities and various processing needs. Casey Batterbee (they/them/theirs) is a practitioner of…

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October 2020

Liberating Futures: The Spiritual Practice of Imagination

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How can imagination inspire us and fuel us toward collective action? We invite you to join us for a meaningful panel discussion with neighbors who are engaging in social action within Washtenaw County. How does imagination inform their work in anti-racism, abolition, disability justice, environmental care, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, economic justice, and more? And how might the spiritual practice of imagination spur your own calling into action? Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu if you are interested to join us, and we will…

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Faith Leaders Support Group

October 14 @ 7:00 pm

We invite clergy and faith leaders from local congregations, communities, and spiritual assemblies to come together and support one another, both professionally and personally. We build friendships, share best practices for ministry and community formation, and we provide a space in confidence to share personal joys and concerns. We invite you to join us on Monday, October 14 from 7-8:30pm over Zoom. Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu if you are interested to join us, and we will send you the Zoom…

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Day Forum: The Spiritual Practice of Imagination

October 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

On the third Tuesday of each month, we invite the wider Washtenaw County community to join us for interfaith dialogue and friendship over the lunch hour. This month, we would like to explore an important question: “How is imagination a spiritual practice?” In our shared conversation, we will be invited to share stories about moments when imagination captivated us and fueled us to action— interpersonally and in community. How did this inspire us? How did this connect us? How did…

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Faithful Risk Taking with Ben Johnston-Krase


October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How might we shift the cultures of our faith communities toward vitality, connection, and care with neighbors by initiating small, life-giving micro-risks? We invite you to a time of connection with Ben Johnston-Krase, consultant for faith communities and co-planter of Farm Church, a church that meets on a farm and leverages all the resources of that farm to address food insecurity in Durham, North Carolina. Sometimes, our faith communities find themselves stuck in a mindset of, “but we’ve always done…

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Tea Time with George Lambrides


October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Interfaith Round Table has a 25 year history of connection, impact, and action within Washtenaw County. George Lambrides founded our community, and along with Susan King, he served as a Co-Director of IRT until 2019. George Lambrides has been a strong advocate for interfaith dialogue and a wonderful friend for many. We’d like to offer some time to catch up with him during conversation at home over Zoom with tea, coffee, snacks or anything else you’d like to choose!…

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November 2020

As Election Day Approaches: An Evening of Purpose and Reflection

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As we make the final turn toward the election this Tuesday, we may feel anxiety, unease, or a lack of rest. In the midst of this, we want to gather together virtually for an evening of reflection and connection with one another as neighbors. We will light candles in our homes and hear quotes, poems, music, and reflection pieces, all with an invitation to feel rooted to our deepest values and connected to one another. Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu if…

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Liberating Futures: The Spiritual Practice of Imagination

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How can imagination inspire us and fuel us toward collective action? We invite you to join us for a meaningful panel discussion with neighbors who are engaging in social action within Washtenaw County. How does imagination inform their work in anti-racism, abolition, disability justice, environmental care, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, economic justice, and more? And how might the spiritual practice of imagination spur your own calling into action? Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu if you are interested to join us, and we will…

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Faith Leaders Support Group

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We invite clergy and faith leaders from local congregations, communities, and spiritual assemblies to come together and support one another, both professionally and personally. We build friendships, share best practices for ministry and community formation, and we provide a space in confidence to share personal joys and concerns. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 18 from 7-8:30pm over Zoom. Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu if you are interested to join us, and we will send you the Zoom…

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Day Forum: The Spiritual Practice of Gratitude

November 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

On the third Tuesday of each month, we invite the wider Washtenaw County community to join us for interfaith dialogue and friendship over the lunch hour. This month, we would like to explore an important question: “How is gratitude a spiritual practice?” In our shared conversation, we will voice what helps us feel thankful these days. What joys, large and small, sustain us in a time of collective stress? How do they provide meaning and purpose? Please RSVP to roederer@umich.edu…

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