Sacred Ground at St. Thomas
Starting in September, St. Thomas will host
a 10-part series on race and faith, built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings. It is part of the
Becoming Beloved Community
initiative of The Episcopal Church, a long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.
If you would like to participate in Sacred Ground at St. Thomas, we ask the following:
Make a firm commitment to follow the journey to its completion.
That means that
you agree to make every effort to attend each of the 10 monthly meetings
, which will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month*, starting September 8, 2020. We will meet via Zoom at 7:00 pm, and each session will take 90 minutes. We also ask that you
commit to doing the homework
- the assigned reading and viewing - prior to each discussion. The meetings are scheduled monthly to allow each participant sufficient time to read/view and absorb the materials. You will be provided with a password to access materials online. We do not underestimate that this is a considerable commitment in both time and energy: the journey we are going on together will take almost a year. It will not always be easy. But we trust that the Holy Spirit will be with us on this quest. Please read the attached Sacred Ground
Participant Preparation Guide
to get a better idea of what is ahead.
(*If the number of confirmed participants is too large for one discussion group, we will split into two groups, with meeting dates to be confirmed.)
Second, we ask that you purchase or borrow the following two books which serve as core texts:
If acquiring the books is cost-prohibitive for you, please let Carol or Tami know and we will provide you with a copy of each.
Please email the
by July 31, confirming your commitment to participate in Sacred Ground at St Thomas.