SUNDAY MORNINGS

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Sunday, 6 August 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The seventh in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Consider how “White identity” is imposed by the larger society. How does “White privilege” apply even for “White people” who don't think of themselves as “White?”

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The eighth in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Our invited guest(s) will form a panel of community leaders, including Alonzo Gaskin (St. Mary’s County NAACP), Sala Qazi (Lexington Park Islamic Center),  and Elena Jimenez (“Conversation Starters” co-lead).  The panel will speak about the gifts, challenges and issues of living multiculturally in Southern Maryland, followed by a thoughtful discussion promoting antiracism, multiculturalism, and inclusion in Southern Maryland.

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The fourth in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. The reality of unearned advantage can trigger anger, shame, denial, resistance; but understanding is foundational in dismantling it. Explore how privilege can be used for the common good.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The sixth in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Explore how racism leads to economic, cultural, sociological, and political outcomes independent of the intentions of individuals in the culturally dominant group.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The fifth in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Explore how racism leads to economic, cultural, sociological, and political outcomes independent of the intentions of individuals in the culturally dominant group.

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Sunday, 9 July 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The third in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Viewing the world through the lens of another’s racial, ethnic or genderqueer identity can move us toward "multicultural competencies” and noticing systemic advantages and disadvantages.

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Sunday, 2 July 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The second in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. Participants explore experiences of people marginalized by race, ethnicity, or gender identity in their faith communities using “serial testimony” to promote deep listening and thoughtful discussion.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The first in a series of stand-alone conversations in our summer discussion format. To truly be the "antiracist/multicultural faith community" we wish to be, we must first examine our own attitudes towards racial, ethnic, cultural, genderqueer, and other minorities.  In a respectful, thoughtful and supportive conversation, participants will explore Dr. Lee Knefelkamp's work that defines "mattering" and "marginality" in the context of their own experiences and those of others.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

When we want other people to be like us, when we pass judgment on them for being different...we are expressing our need for security.  When we feel safe enough to risk connection with them, then we grow.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

This special service celebrates the return of summer, the beauty of the diversity among us, and the importance of defending and preserving freedom and dignity for all.  Each person in the congregation is asked to add a flower to our community bouquet at the beginning of the service and will take a different flower home at the end, representing one spiritual community of many individuals.

 

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