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“Ties That Bind: Protestants in Conversation” Oct. 12

posted Aug 12, 2014, 12:13 PM by Interfaith WS

With all of the discord in the world, now is the time for Christians in the Protestant tradition to focus on the ties that bind across growing gulfs of difference.  Together, we can work more effectively to welcome the Kingdom of God.


Interfaith Winston-Salem invites you to join the conversation Sunday, October 12 for “Ties That Bind: Protestants in Conversation.”  This free event will be held at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, on the hill above U.S. 52 at Fourth St. in Winston-Salem.  The event starts at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.  You can register at


“We believe the ties that bind us can be far stronger than the differences that divide us.  The ties will be more enduring when they’re shared across a table top than differences that are shouted from across the room,” says Bill Leonard, Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Church History at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University.  Leonard will moderate the initial discussion.


Panelists Mike Rakes of Winston-SalemFirst Assembly, Yvonne Hines of Mount Sinai Full Gospel Church, James C. Hash Jr. of St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center and Kelly Carpenter of Green Street United Methodist Church will share their thoughts on these topics:

·      My most profound experience of God

·      How the Jesus story touches my life


Following their discussion, you will have an opportunity to discuss those topics during small group discussions at your table.  And, at the conclusion you can help determine the next steps in bridging the gap between liberal and conservative Protestants. 


 “Ties That Bind: Protestants in Conversation” is sponsored by Interfaith Winston-Salem, which received The Winston-Salem Foundation’s 2014 ECHO Award for building social capital.  For more information email