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Book Discussion – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00am
Join us for a discussion, based on this powerful true story from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time, about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. . Whether you have read the book or not, we invite you to participate in this timely, important discussion.
Facilitated by Jeff Lainez
And Then There Were None
Racial Equity Workshop
Understanding the Culture of White Supremacy
Saturday, April 28, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Facilitated by Ken Wagner, President of the UU Allies for Racial Equity
This workshop focuses on helping white people understand the racial component of their identity, and how to live with authenticity and integrity as a white person in a society grounded in white supremacy. It involves understanding the structural foundation of racism quite apart from the bigotry and discrimination that flows from individuals and how it exists almost independently of individual racist people. We will work through what the role of white people can or should be in racial justice movements, what our role in Black Lives Matter might be, and what it means to be in solidarity with people of color and what it looks like to exhibit ally behavior. We’ll discuss situations and responses, i.e. things we commonly hear but are sometimes frustrated in responding to in an effective fashion. Learn more…
Registration is requested.
Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare will be provided to those who register and specify their request before April 21st.
Beltane Celebration: Seeds for the Harvest
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 06:00pm – 08:00pm
Magical Arts of the Crafty Pagan from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, prior to the gathering and ritual
Come and celebrate the beginning of Summer and the traditional time of fertile fields in a fertile earth. Plans, work, projects, gardens, and various other calls of life become the focus of our gathering and ritual.
Ritual is open to the public and led by members of the Sylvan Sanctuary Grove of Druids. Ritual begins at 6:00 with shared snacks and fellowship afterwards. Ritual attire is welcome but not required. not required.
Social Justice Hosts a presentation on Daring Democracy
Sunday, May 6th at 12:30pm (following the worship service)
The UUCG Social Justice Committee will host a video presentation of Frances Moore Lappe discussing the book Daring Democracy. She and co-author Adam Eichen wrote the book in response to the despair America feels over the present state of our Democracy and the hope they offer as an antidote.
What do we do now? Come to hear and discuss the answers. Light refreshments will be served.
This book is the 2017-2018 UUA Common Read. All are encouraged to read it. A Faith Development Sunday morning program on June 24th at 10:00am will offer an opportunity to explore and discuss the book in more depth.
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