Sun, Dec 04|
Forum: Open - Radical Hospitality in a World of Separation
Set in the "spiritual-but-not-religious center of the universe," Open: Adventures in Radical Hospitality, weaves together stories of baptism, vocation, struggle, and a scrappy little church in Southeast Portland that always says "yes."
Time & Location
Dec 04, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM PST
About the Event
(Hybrid) Set in the "spiritual-but-not-religious center of the universe," Open: Adventures in Radical Hospitality weaves together stories of baptism, vocation, struggle, and a scrappy little church in Southeast Portland that always says "yes." The church opens its doors and hearts to people marginalized by sex work, poverty, prejudice, or addiction--people whom others canot or will not help. Called "part memoir, part guidebook," Open explores intersections between faith, social unrest, and one clergywoman's search for meaningful work. All profits from Open will be donated to Saints Peter & Paul and to Rahab's Sisters. Sara will have copies for sale on December 4th, but you can also find the book at Amazon.com, Bookshop.org, or Powell's.
REGISTER TO ATTEND ONLINE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdO6tqjkvEtaLpvm15OCeA38HOyqyHFEg
About the author: Sara began writing stories and poems when she was about four years old but refuses to share that early work. After a smoky, beer-sodden adolescence, Sara spent twenty years in a series of jobs from cocktail waitress to technical writer that all left her longing for something more and different. Somewhere along the way she discovered the Episcopal Church where she could sit in the back and cry for a few years. Eventually she attended the General Theological Seminary in New York and became a priest in 2003, the same year she dreamed up and helped to found Rahab’s Sisters, a long-running outreach to marginalized women. Over decades she dipped in and out of what some might generously call “the writing life,” blessed with an array of great teachers and occasional wonderful writing groups. In her day job she has served urban parishes in Portland and Seattle and is currently the priest at Saints Peter & Paul in southeast Portland where she regularly gets into trouble. She is married to Mark Faust, aspiring chef and tennis pro. Mark and Sara are proud parents of Nathan Faust, who lives and writes in Los Angeles. In her spare time, Sara likes to enjoy Mark’s cooking, lift weights, hike, knit weirdly-striped beanies, and go out for coffee with friends.