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Summer Book Study 

This summer, First Pres is offering a new book study opportunity.  We know that many of you are paying attention to the news about George Floyd's death and the riots and protests that have broken out in response and wondering what to make of it all or how to respond.  And these are questions that many of us have wrestled with in recent years as events like this have been brought to our attention over and over again.  Learning about race and racism can be hard but also vitally important, so we want to provide a safe space for you to learn, to be surrounded by gracious and loving friends, as we consider how God would have us respond.

We also realize that there are many angles from which to approach and seek to learn about racism.  So we have chosen 3 books and are going to let you all decide which one we'll read.  When you sign up to participate in this study, you can rank the books to let us know which one you are most interested in reading.  Sara Pantazes is coordinating this study, and will be in touch once we know how many people are interested and what their interests are.  Look for more information about signing up on Facebook and in the eWeekly email later this week.

The brothers and sisters pictured: 

FIRST ROW: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin

SECOND ROW: Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark, Natasha McKenna, Ezell Ford, Tanisha Anderson, Eric Reason

THIRD ROW: Oscar Grant, Alton Sterling, Alonzo Smith, Michael Lorenzo Dean, Pamela Turner, Anthony Hill, Terence Crutcher

Additional Resources

One response for people of faith in this situation is to seek to learn more about racism's history and its current place in our country. By understanding the problem we can better hope to become part of the solution. We have created a list of books, movies, and other online resources as a place to start. What would you add to this list? Let us know!

Book Study

One response for people of faith in this situation is to seek to learn more about racism's history and its current place in our country. By understanding the problem we can better hope to become part of the solution. We have created a list of books, movies, and other online resources as a place to start. What would you add to this list? Let us know!

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