Led by the pastors of our church, these morning small groups will provide time/space during this ongoing time of uncertainty for all participants to share joys and concerns, offer support for one another, and prayerfully reflect on our weekly scripture lessons.
Click this link for our Summer Small Groups Lectionary Guide
Beginning the week of June 1st but you are welcome to join anytime
Zoom link for ALL groups:
Meeting ID: 339 721 9407
Instructions for Zoom:
Make sure you have audio/video capabilities on your computer
On the day/time of your desired zoom virtual small group…
We invite you to join us MONDAYS at 8:00 p.m.- regardless of where you are on your journey- for an anti-racism small group workshop experience this summer. We will use a mixture of guest voices, mixed media resources, discussion and pen to paper exercises to do the work we are called to do.
Join by ZOOM
Meeting ID: 339 721 9407
Topic: The Church and Systemic Racism
Rev. Dr. Christian Friend joins Rev. Nathan Arledge to discuss systemic racism and where the church is today on leading an Anti-racist Congregation.
Resources To Use As You Prepare:
WATCH Rev. Dr. Christian Friend deliver a sermon explaining his perspective on systemic oppression/exclusion from a biblical perspective.
WATCH this TED talk from Paul Rucker as he explores symbolic racist artifacts and objects and their power over us.
LISTEN to this podcast, CodeSwitch, which focuses on music that can help us sort through our feelings about pandemics, race, and isolation. Listening and supporting black and brown artists is a way to connect to and understand black culture and its influence throughout the creative world.
WATCH this TED talk from Bartunde Thurston as he explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans – in thought-provoking and sometimes hilarious ways. He explores how language can change the stories of trauma into healing.
This 5 week small group will meet via Zoom and learn about racism in America through scenes from the Netflix series, All American. Topics covered will include but will not be limited to: Anti-Racism, Racial Profiling, White Privilege, Police Brutality, Advocacy/Allyship and Equality vs. Equity. We will study scripture and discuss justice through a faith lens, so that we can love and better understand the perspective of our BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) neighbors. We believe this topic has to be conversational, so please signup ONLY if you are committed to coming to at least 4/5 weeks.
Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm
Start Date: June 16, 2020
End Date: July 14, 2020
You’re invited to join other parents in a study of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey, facilitated by Rev. Jessica Dayson, Pastor for Young Adults and Lay Involvement, and Amy Harriman, Director of Children’s Ministries. As we navigate how to have hard conversations with our children in hopes of creating a different world, this book will help bring to light ways we can talk about and teach our children about race.
Every other Wednesday
June17 – August 26
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Register for the book study here. You will receive an email with a link to the Zoom login information.