The Marco Island Clergy Association’s 2012 Interfaith Community Educational Series, titled “Embracing with Love and Understanding – An Interfaith, Community Adult Education Series”, provides an opportunity to learn about one another’s faith at weekly lectures and discussions.
The series began Wednesday, Jan. 18th, at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island with Rabbi Edward Maline discussing the major movements within the Jewish Community – Orthodoxy, Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist Judaism. There were 200 attendees at the opening lecture at JCMI. The next lecture will be Wednesday, Jan.25, at New Life Community Church of God. Rev. Thomas McCulley will discuss Pentecostal Christianity. All lectures begin at 7:00PM The seriescontinues as follows:
• Feb. 1 at the United Church of Marco Island, where Rev. Richard Adair will discuss Congregational Christianity;
• Feb. 8 at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, where Rev. Rita Partin of the Cupbearer Ministry will discuss her denomination;
• Feb. 16 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Kyle Bennett;
• Feb. 29 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Kirk Dreiser;
• March 7 at the Family Church of Marco Island with Rev. Tim Neptune;
• March 14 at San Marco Catholic Church with Father Tim Navin;
• March 20 at Marco Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Lyle; and
• March 22 at Marco Lutheran Church with Rev. Kevin Koenig.