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Would you like to be part of a small group exploring anti-racist practices! Find out more after worship on Sunday April 21 in the Fireside Room. This six-session series is offered between April 2024 and May 2025. Drawing from some of the themes of the book Wait—Is This Racist? A Guide to Becoming an Anti-Racist Church we will explore very practical ways of co-creating anti-racist congregations. Reading the book and using the provided assessments will be useful, it is the shared experiences of learning and implementation that are what will change our communities.

The online sessions are designed for congregational teams (ideally three‒four people from each congregation) whose communities of faith have already started the journey to becoming an anti-racist church. It will be helpful, if possible, to ensure that there is some racial diversity in your team.

As part of these sessions, gather with other congregations to deepen anti-racist awareness together. Engage in self-examination, explore practical ways to deepen your anti-racist work, and accompany one another on your journeys of learning and change. Communities of faith are invited to commit people, time, and resources to co-create change in their midst.

"Wait, Is This Racist?"
Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm ET
Kerry Connelly, the author of Wait—Is This Racist? A Guide to Becoming an Anti-Racist Church will join us for part of this session.
"Ministry beyond the adults in our spaces"
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm, ET OR Thursday, May 23, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm, ET
How do our buildings; grounds; and ministry with children, youth, and people beyond our doors reflect our relationship to this racist society?
"Ministry within our communities of faith"
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET OR Thursday, June 13, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm ET
Explore co-creating anti-racist communities in relation to worship, preaching, and pastoral care.
"Living into our anti-racism action plans"
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 pm–8:30 ET
During this session, we’ll take some time to write up our own church’s anti-racism action plans—or to revise already existing plans!
"Communities of practice: Co-creating anti-racist churches"
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00‒8:30 pm ET
Delve more deeply into what an ongoing community of practice might be, what it might look like, and continued practical ways of co-creating anti-racist church
"Continuing our church’s anti-racism journeys"
Tuesday, May 13, 2025, 7:00–8:30 pm ET
How have you been living into your action plans? What challenges have you encountered? What successes and results are you celebrating?