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Strangers and Friends

The Reverend Matt Gaventa
John 12:20:33

A Reading from the Gospel of John: Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip …

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Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism

March 25, 2018

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. Please join us Sundays in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m.

Free parking in the UT Co-Op garage. Come early for a light breakfast!

March 25:
“Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism”

Carolyn Helsel, Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A native of San Antonio, Carolyn joined the faculty of Austin Seminary in 2015. She has served churches in Massachusetts and as a visiting professor at both the Boston College School of Theology & Ministry and Wartburg Theological Seminary. She is especially interested in dialogue about racism and wrote for the Spring 2017 issue of Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary  on “Interpreting Whitemess.” Her book, Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism, was published February 2018.