On September 25 Church of the Transfiguration will partner with First United Methodist Church of Dallas to cosponsor an evening with Glennon Doyle. Glennon is a New York Times bestselling author and highly sought-after speaker who blends humor, candor, and wisdom to reveal profound truths about life and faith. She is the founder of Momastery, an online community that reaches millions of people each week, and she is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has raised $7 million for families around the world through its “Love Flash Mobs,” which helped revolutionized online giving.
Transfiguration and FUMC will jointly welcome her to deliver a talk titled “Compassion in the City,” which will focus on how we can become more compassionate people and build a more compassionate society. This topic is more relevant than ever, as we discern how to resist the rising tide of extremism that has resulted in a growing number of hate groups right here in Texas. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are now 55 groups operating in Texas, and the number is rising. As Christians, we are disciples of one who teaches us what it means to truly love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:25-37), and how great and sacrificial a calling it is to be people of compassion. Glennon will speak from her personal experiences about this hard, beautiful work (she coined the word “brutiful” to describe when life is both brutal and beautiful), and encourage us all to renew our efforts to change the world one compassionate moment at a time.
“Compassion in the City: An Evening with Glennon Doyle” will be held at First United Methodist in Dallas on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Early bird tickets are available for $25 until August 10, 2017. Regular tickets are $30.