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Sun, Sep 19

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Hybrid: In-person and via Zoom

Holy Conversations 9/19/21 - 11/14/21

A seven-part series of holy conversations related to race, racism, and racial justice. It is our intent that this process of holy conferencing will bring together every voice in our congregation. To learn more and to take part in Holy Conversations, register here.

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Time & Location

Sep 19, 2021, 11:45 AM PDT – Nov 14, 2021, 1:00 PM PST

Hybrid: In-person and via Zoom

About the Event

9/19/21: The Courage to have Difficult Conversations

Introduction to holy conferencing, modeling courageous conversations, and engaging with our whole selves.

Facilitators: Rev. Kristin Stoneking, Kim Hraca, Rev. Carletta Aston

Panelists: Judy Cayot & Randall Miller

10/3/21: I Know I've Been Changed

"A-ha!" moments through anti-racism book discussion groups.

Facilitators: Sally Nasman, Carol Baumbauer

10/10/21: Truth & Racial Reckoning

Epworth reflecting on its own history within the neighborhood and denomination in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

Facilitators: Greg Downs, Kim Hraca, Michael Martin, Navarre Oaks

10/17/21: Listening to the Voices of People of Color - part 1

Courageous conversations with persons of color honoring our heritage and sharing our lived experiences with the entire Epworth community.

Facilitators: Rev. Carletta Aston, Randall Miller

Panelists: Ma’An Barcelo, María Gallo, TBA

10/24/21: Listening to the Voices of People of Color - part 2

Courageous conversations going deeper than the binary of the black and white racial struggle including through the lens of bi-racial and multiracial identities.

Facilitators: Mikko Jokela, Shan McSpadden

Panelists: Amelia Chua, Michael Martin, TBA

11/7/21: Youth Speak on Race and Racism

Centering the voices and lived experiences of young people.

Facilitators/panelists: TBA

11/14/21: What is God Saying to God's people?

Round table (and round screen) conversations to reflect on our lived experiences and what we’re learning/unlearning about racial justice, while listening to what God is saying to God’s people about racial equity and justice.

Facilitators: Rev. Kristin Stoneking & Kim Hraca

***Each session will take place from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. and be hybrid: participate in person and via Zoom. In person child care will be offered.

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