Grace Episcopal Church 

Becoming Beloved Community

Racial Reconciliation:
Listen, Learn, and Love

Thanks to each and every one of you who are walking this journey of racial reconciliation with us at Grace Church. During the month of July, we began by listening to stories that helped build our knowledge of slavery and the on-going effects of discrimination and oppression. We listened to perspectives that helped us understand why this work is so critical for the healing of our world. And, we created a safe space for you to wrestle with the questions on your heart.

Remember that this is a journey. It takes our dedication to doing the work and our willingness to discuss painful topics. It requires that we come to the table with an open heart and a desire to be changed.

This month, we will go deeper into personal stories of what it means to be black in America. We will also continue to build a foundation of historical knowledge that has brought us to where we are today.
For the Month of August

Pray

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Read

by Austin Channing Brown


Listen

If you don't have time to read the book above, take a moment to listen to this important conversation which highlights that main themes in I'm Still Here.


Watch

Phil Vischer, better known for his creation of Veggie Tales, created this information packed video to highlight some of the structures that have perpetuated racial discrimination in the US.

Emmanuel Acho continues his series to help us have difficult conversations about race.
Matthew McConaughey joins him to learn more and ask some questions that you may have as well.
Zoom Gathering

Let's join together on Sunday, August 30th at 7:00pm to continue our dialogue as a community.

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