Throughout the year, in-depth classes are offered to learn and examine our spiritual practices and help us grow in faith.
The focus may include different methods of prayer, different approaches to Bible study, personal and group discernment, the path of forgiveness, learning discipleship, and receiving grace.
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The Cross and the Lynching Tree
A six-week Adult Lenten Class facilitated by Don Gall
Meeting on Sundays in the Wheeler Room from 9 – 10 a.m.
March 6 through April 10
The cross and the lynching tree are separated by nearly 2000 years. One is the universal symbol of Christian faith; the other is the quintessential symbol of black oppression in America. The late James H. Cone, in his book by the same title, insists there is a symbolic connection between the two. “Until we can see the cross and the lynching tree together; until we can identify Christ with a ‘recrucified’ black body hanging from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy.”
This class will explore that symbolic connection by examining some similarities between the seven last words of Jesus on the cross and the final words spoken by seven, unarmed black men killed by police.
Becoming Anti-Racist ~A Sermon by The Rev. Tyler Connoley
Conference Minister of the Central Pacific Conference of the U.C.C.
Hear the powerful message from our Conference Minister about the efforts we need to make to be an Anti-Racist Church.
“There is no social change fairy. There is only the change made by the hands of individuals.”