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    Avenues to Wholeness: Food for the Soul

    "Avenues to Wholeness: Food for the Soul" Webinar
    September 5, 2019
    9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific


    From Communion Table to Kitchen Table: Food and Eating as Acts of Worship
    One of Jesus' last moments with his beloved disciples was over a meal. In fact, this is the very way that Jesus instructed us to remember and honor him - by gathering together as one body, as often as we can, over a meal of bread and wine. But what happens when we leave the communion table? What does it mean for us as image bearers of the Creator to continue to honor and remember Jesus with every meal? This webinar explored both theological and practical ways that we can live a life where our relationship with the food we eat is an act of worship. 

    Get a taste of what was covered: 

    1. Scripture text Matthew 9: 20-22
    2. Jesus didn’t just come to save just our souls, but to make us whole - and that wholeness and healing is a partnership
    3. Most of the time, our food struggles aren't really about food, but about unresolved trauma and unaddressed stress
    4. Being made in God's image comes with a responsibility
    5. We cannot fully live out God's purpose for our lives if we don't take care of our bodies
    6. What we eat at church gathering matters to God
    7. Application: pick ONE area to focus on during the rest of the year: 1) Eating organic and less toxic, 2) creating a meal time ritual/routine, 3) eating with the seasons, 4) creating a personalized food staples list, 5) take a cooking class

    Watch Webinar Here! 

    Guest Presenter: Taylor Johnson-Gordon
    Taylor Johnson-Gordon is Food Educator, Herbalist, and the Founder and Director of Sistah of the Yam, LLC a Philadelphia based organization whose mission is to help Black women and girls heal and grow resiliency through real, affordable food. Taylor has taught many herbal and cooking workshops all over Philadelphia, worked with clients 1:1 and is known for her warm and simple approach to cooking and wellness. Her work is birthed out of Taylor's own life experience. As a recovering emotional and secretive eater, Taylor spent much of her adolescent and young adult years with a broken relationship with food. It wasn't until her time at seminary that she began to consider the ways in which food had an emotional, physical, and spiritual power over her life and that God cared about what she ate. As a result, Taylor has followed a whole food plant-based lifestyle for 5 years. 
         Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health (with a focus on Herbal Medicine) from Maryland University School of Integrative Health. She is also a becoming a Certified Nutrition Consultant in Pregnancy and Postpartum through Oh Baby Nutrition Academy.
         Taylor is an Oceanside, California native who lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and daughter.

    Donations Welcome!
    This event is free but donations are welcome. Your donation will allow American Baptist Women's Ministries to continue providing programs, resources, and leader training for ministries with women and girls. To make a donation, click on the donate button.

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