Join us on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. All adults are welcome. Coffee provided. Masks optional.
September 25 & October 9 - Reconsidering Racism by Rev. Dean Borgman & Rev. Dr. Peter Hetzel
Racism affects every American. Some of us are old enough to have passed “Whites Only” signs or had Colored servants we knew only by their first names—and nothing about their families. All of us have seen videos of a White policeman’s knee on a dying Black man’s neck. We’ve seen pictures of urban riots and Black Lives Matter protests. We all need to decide how we want our grade school children, in Hamilton-Wenham and beyond, to be taught about slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy.
The purpose of these two sessions is to share our personal experiences with racism and to further discussion about this unresolved national issue. How are you dealing with this controversial matter and how do you think our church should approach this issue? How can we work together to dismantle systemic racism as we seek to follow Christ today? Can we have a courageous conversation?
Upcoming Dates & Topics in 2022:
October 16 - Sisters of the Society of Saint Margaret
October 23 - Michelle Lipinski - Northshore Recovery High School
October 30 - Dorothy Boorse - Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment
November 6 - Dean Pedersen & the Wenham Police Department - High Conflict
November 13 - Dean Pedersen - Agreeing and Disagreeing in Love
November 20 - Bert Hodges - Hope in the Face of Death
November 27 - Advent Wreath-Making
December 18 - Jonathan Kline