Young Single Adults from the Mountain View Mormon Congregation were invited to attend an evening of dinner, dessert and conversation to build relationships with their peers attending CU from other faiths on February 27, 2018.
Zach Parris, CU Lutheran Ministries pastor leads a weekly student dinner called Bread and Belonging. Once a month Pastor Parris tries to have one interfaith/ecumenical guest to share in the meal and conversation.
Mormon students were invited to February’s dinner for some informal conversation to build relationships with the students that participate in Bread and Belonging so that they could learn more about Mormon religious identity.
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church provided the location for this event. Students participated from Lutheran, Episcopal, Roman Catholic and Latter Day Saints.
The evening was enlivened with excellent questions and the discussion was very thought-provoking. A spirit of friendship filled the St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church as several of the LDS students shared their experiences and testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
President Remund was in attendance and commented on how his role as a father has taught him more of the importance of family. This has been a reminder of how much Heavenly Father loves all of His children and wants them to return to Him. This ultimately is the purpose of this life.