Upcoming Events

SUNDAY SEMINAR begins January 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Empire by Rick Ufford-Chase. Jesus taught under the shadow of the Roman Empire. Yet even as the Empire exalted the rich and powerful, Jesus preached that the truly blessed are the poor, the hungry, and the weeping. How might we respond if we discover that our churches have more in common with the Empire than with the truly blessed? This series continues our ongoing conversations on race privilege and faith. Books available in the office $10 or pay what you can. 
 
EXPLORING JUSTICE film series continues Wednesday, Jan. 24 with Get Out. This nuanced film is a clever and thoughtful look at the myth of a post-racial America. Dovetailing with our ongoing conversations about race, privilege and faith, it also lays the groundwork for the February forum with Jessica Vasquez Torres about dismantling systemic racial barriers (see details in Weekend Forum). Receiving much award buzz Get Out will be shown beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
 
WEEKEND FORUM with Jessica Vasquez Torres and Crossroads Anti Racism Organizing and Training. February 16-18. This weekend will offer multiple opportunities to gather together and explore ways that systemic racism creates barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice, in our lives, and in institutions, especially the church. Clear your calendars, and stay tuned for more information.
 
 
Elsewhere…
 
A PLAY ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Avoiding the Octopus, written by a trafficking survivor.Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall. Free and open to the public.