Anti-Racism and Racial Justice Task Force

This upcoming Lenten season, the task force will be sponsoring a six-week small-group program (via Zoom, of course) to read and discuss “Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,” published by the PCUSA’s Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. The topics include Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism; 

Envisioning a New Way of Life Together; PCUSA and Racial Reconciliation; Racism 101; Enduring Legacy of Racism in the 

U.S.; and Responding as a Community of Faith. 

 

To make the opportunity convenient for as many participants as possible, we are offering sessions led by individual task force members the following dates and times:

    

    Sundays

    February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28

    • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

    Tuesdays

    February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    • 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

    • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

    Thursdays

    February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1

    • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

To register, please contact Nancy Sheets at sheets@market squarechurch.org with your name, email, phone number, and preferred day/time by February 14. Your group facilitator will contact you with the Zoom meeting information. Copies of the study guide can be downloaded from the link at the beginning of this article or here.  

The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), states that Black Lives Matter. Watch the video below.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Market Square’s Antiracism & Racial Justice Task Force is to identify and seek to dismantle systemic racism in all areas of congregational life—including worship, education, mission, and governance—both within the church and in the communities it serves. 

Task:

Define antiracism and racial justice as it relates to Market Square's mission statement: "To proclaim and live the Good News of Jesus Christ by welcoming friend & stranger alike into our diverse and inclusive family of faith regardless of race, class, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or worldly condition of any kind as we celebrate our gifts, work for justice, peace, and a sustainable environment, reach out in mission, and witness to God's transforming love."

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