Below is a preview of adult discipleship opportunities starting in January. In the coming weeks we will ask for a pre-registration in order to send out materials and the Zoom link for each of the following events:
Movie Night Discussion via Zoom - Friday, January 22
If Beale Street Could Talk (R, strong language)
This beautifully filmed adaptation of a James Baldwin novel is a powerful story set in Harlem in the early 70's. A major theme of the film is tragic racial injustice, but it manages to also feel optimistic through the tender love story and hopeful dignity of the main characters.
Available to stream on Amazon and YouTube for $3.99, or DVD through Redbox and Netflix; or a 2-day loan through Allie Shoulders. RSVP to Allie
attend the discussion or loan of DVD or leave a message at (707) 890-8010.
The Cosmic Christ: Paul’s Letter to the Colossians
Monday, January 25, 7:00-8:15 PM
Rev. Dr. Kent Webber
A six-week (01/25 – 03/08) verse by verse study of Colossians, followed by a three part study (03/15 - 03/19) of issues Paul addressed in the closing chapters of his letter to the Corinthians; namely: women in church leadership, the meaning of Paul's poem about agape love, and the meaning of resurrection for Jesus and us. Participants will receive a 36-page study guide with registration. Zoom details will follow.
Why It Persists and What We Can Do About It
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:30 PM
Dr. Judith Richlin-Klonsky with Host Laurel Quast
This three-week seminar invites us to learn more about the basics of race and ethnic relations and how racism is perpetuated both personally and through institutions. What is “systemic racism?” What role do those identified as white play in it? How can we help dismantle it?
Sociologist, Family therapist, and Community educator --Dr. Richlin-Klonsky has taught, and learned from, thousands of college students in courses dealing with race and ethnicity offered at UCLA, SRJC, and SSU.
Participants will receive an overview and introduction of this topic with resources for further study; including:
- A glossary of terms that defines around twenty of the relevant ideas – such as race, prejudice, discrimination, systemic racism, white privilege, and white fragility– and provides specific suggestions for learning more about each of them.
- Recommended follow-up activities for each session.
- A five-page resource guide that includes books (both non-fiction and fiction), videos, movies, websites, and podcasts on aspects of race and racism.