“Companions and Conspiracy: the Lord’s Supper and Human Relationships”

Join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd for the first talk in our series, “Things that Gladden the Heart: Wine, Music, & Friends” at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill with the presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m. We’ll see you there!

In this series we explore the beauty of the natural world and human relationships, taking our inspiration from the author of Ecclesiasticus, Wine and music gladden the heart, but the love of friends is better than either” (40:20).


This Theology on Tap series has been designed by St Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Quincy, MA and by their rector, the Rev’d Eric Hillegas, and by the Church of the Advent in Boston, MA.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

“Companions and Conspiracy: the Lord’s Supper & Human Relationships”


Richard Stuver, LICSW, DCSW
Staff Clinical Social Worker, Student Health Services, Boston University

This talk will explore the intersection of relationships and our celebration of the Eucharist. From the corporate nature of our worship to the core struggles in our relationships is the recurring theme of interdependence.  We gather at the dinner table and at the celebration of the Lord’s Supper sometimes looking for the same things – to be connected, healed and understood.  We also need to be open to seeing things in ways that may be different from our typical orientation and traditions.

Richard is a clinical social worker who has worked in community mental health clinics, in the primary care department of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is on staff at Boston University where he counsels undergraduate and graduate students and is responsible for disaster planning.  He was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and taught in the third year medical education sequence. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.  In his private practice, he provides consultation to the Mass Medical Benevolent Society.  He is a graduate of Boston University School of Social Work and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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