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Last Week's Sermon

Born to Set Thy People Free

The Reverend Matt Gaventa
Mark 3:20-35

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark … and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out …

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Conversations about Racial Truth, Justice, & Reconciliation

Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, Charlottesville, Prairie View, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Austin, Black Lives Matter, Good People, Those Countries.”

What do these words conjure up in your mind? They may mean many different things to each of us, often depending on our own cultural background, where we were brought up, what our parents taught us, who we choose to associate with, and even what our religion teaches us.

UPC’s Social Witness Committee, the Christian Formation Committee and the Faith & Life Class are joining together this spring to present nine weeks of classes during the Sunday school hour for a series called Racial Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation. We have a variety of teachers for these classes, ranging from an associate pastor here at UPC, to members of our congregation, to professors from Austin Seminary, to a Vice President of Austin Community College.

We hope to explore and discuss many aspects of race and the church’s response. Please join us beginning Sunday, February 18. Classes will meet in the Great Hall and will start at 9:30. Look for details in the weekly UPdate e-newsletter and on the UPC Austin Facebook page. Please join us.

Marvin Wofford
Chair, Social Witness Committee

Click here for the series schedule

April 29

“Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America”

Margaret Aymer, The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies, Austin Seminary