Resources for Confronting Racism

In our baptisms we vow to renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of our sin; we also accept the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.

God is calling God’s people to confront racism as evil, injustice, and oppression. According to our vows, to confront racism is work, which is equal parts recognizing our own sin and speaking against the systemic sin that oppresses minority populations.

Our baptisms are not conceptual, they are meant to equip real life discipleship.

For the next four weeks Pastor Krysta will recommend resources for those who who are looking to begin–or continue–the work of anti-racism as a fulfillment of our baptismal vows.

Week 2: GCORR: Religion and Race in the UMC

In 1968, the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) was formed to hold the newly formed United Methodist Church accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism in every aspect of the life of the church.

Today, when the forces of discrimination and oppression are once again ascendant, those dedicated to the work of justice look to GCORR to champion the possibility of a new unity arising from our divisions, and the fulfillment of God’s intention that we work and thrive together amidst forces that seek to tear us apart.

GCORR will not rest in its work of challenging and equipping the church to complete its unfinished agenda of dismantling racial discrimination. We continue to do this by championing diversity, equity and inclusion; developing interculturally competent leaders; and catalyzing authentic community.

To learn more about GCORR or to enroll in one of their educational courses visit their website here.


Sunday Folk Service

Sunday at 8:30AM

Online Only

Sunday Traditional Service

Sunday at 11:00AM

Online and Live in the Parking Lot

Wednesday Communion

Wednesday at 6:45PM


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