Our faith in Jesus Christ leads us to address racism as a theological issue not a political one by actively addressing structures, policies, ideas, and practices that create inequities because of the color of one’s skin.
We will work individually and as a congregation to actively eliminate racism in ourselves, our church, our community, and the world around us.
This sub-committee’s initial work will be to develop a process for the FPC Session, other committees, and interested individuals to use to lead our church toward becoming anti-racist. The members of the committee will also provide support as we move through this work.
The History Hallway
Within the hallway and linked below, you can find a photograph and brief biographical information for each senior minister. The biographies include both positive actions as well as – truthfully – those that show human failings, particularly in the area of race. The Hallway also contains a Repentance and Resurrection statement in the context of scripture and a dedication conveyed and brought to life by a work of art. The statement references our church’s history, rooted in our faith and the history of our city, and our hope for the future.
The Perils and Promise of America’s Third Reconstruction
Catawba Presbytery: History and Legacy
What is Juneteenth and why is it important?
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Here you will find ways to begin working toward being anti-racist.
Read "Poster Girls"
Participate in the summer Plowshares book discussion of “Poster Girls” on Sunday, July 30, at the church. | Purchase book | Sign up link coming soon
Continue to educate yourself on racial history and current issues. Ask yourself how being a Christian / Presbyterian should influence your actions. | View list of four seminal anti-racism books