Racial Reconciliation Speakers

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Saturdays, March 9 – April 20, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Cascade United Methodist Church
3144 Cascade Road, SW | Atlanta, Georgia 30311

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road, NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Peachtree Road UMC and Cascade UMC are embarking upon a new initiative this year to build bridges across racial divides. This Lent members of both congregations will join together for intentional times of study, fellowship, and outreach.

  • Participants will join together each Saturday morning to consider and discuss the book Breaking the Color Barrier, written by Cascade UMC’s Rev. Kevin Murriel.
  • We will participate together in Peachtree Road’s Great Day of Service which is set for Saturday, March 23
  • Finally, participants will be asked to join together in a total of six or eight supper club gatherings (to be held over the course of the following 10 months) in one another’s homes for a guided time of study and further conversation on racial reconciliation through February of 2020.

We hope this initiative will lead to a deeper partnership with Cascade to make a difference through outreach in our community. Please be in prayer that our Lord would use this initiative that we might further the work of God’s kingdom.

Attendees must register through Bill Britt and commit to attending all sessions.
Email billb@prumc.org.

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Rev Bill Britt

Week 4

Saturday, March 30
Cascade UMC Sanctuary

Rev Bill Britt
In the Image of God: Reconciliation and the Creation of Humanity

Focus Scripture: Genesis 1:27 | John 4:23-24
“God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.”

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Rev Kevin Murriel

Week 5

Saturday, April 6
Cascade UMC Sanctuary

Reverend Kevin R. Murriel
Making Disciples of All Nations: Racial Reconciliation and the Great Commission

Focus Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”

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Rev Carolyn Stephens

Week 6

Saturday, April 13
Cascade UMC Sanctuary

Rev Carolyn Stephens
Being Together: Racial Reconciliation and the Kingdom of God

Focus Scripture: Ephesian 4:4-6
“You are one body and one spirit, just as God also called you in one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.”

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April 20 Session Open to All

Bishop Haupert-Johnson’s session is open to everyone.  The congregations of Cascade UMC and Peachtree Road UMC are invited and encouraged to attend.

Bishop Sue Haupert

Week 7

Saturday, April 20
Cascade UMC Sanctuary

Bishop Sue Haupert Johnson
One in the Spirit: Racial Reconciliation and Worship/Going Forth: Changing the World through Racial Reconciliation

Eucharist and Focus Scripture: John 4:23-24
“But the time is coming – and is here! – when true worshippers will worship.”

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Bishop Woodie White

Week 1

Saturday, March 9
Cascade UMC Sanctuary

Bishop Woodie W. White
A Guide to a Lenten Conversation on Race and Reconciliation

To assist participants in their efforts to engage in honest, respectful, and productive dialogue, on the sensitive subject of Race and Reconciliation.

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Rev Kevin Murriel

Week 2

Saturday, March 16
Peachtree Road UMC

Reverend Kevin R. Murriel
From Trial to Triumph: Sharing our Stories of Racial Reconciliation

Focus Scripture: Romans 2:10-11
“But there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek. God does not have favorites.”

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Great Day of Service

Week 3

Saturday, March 23
Gather at Peachtree Road UMC Harp Center

The Great Day of Service

Participants will serve in over 35 projects planned to benefit the Atlanta community.
Details and registration link here.

Suggested service projects are:

#8 Trinity/Big Bethel – Softball Game and Cookout
#9 Wilderness Works – Field trip for inner city boys
#12 Hollis Academy (on Westside) – Create sets and costumes for Spring Musical Beauty and the Beast
#15 Hopeworks – Yard work for a low-income widow on the westside
#17 Jerusalem House Family Program – Landscaping at a home for families living with HIV – Druid Hills
#18 Tech Wesley – Landscaping at Wesley Foundation GA Tech
#27 Solomon’s Temple – Extreme makeover of 5 family rooms – shelter in East Point for women and children
#28 Campbellton UMC – Yardwork of pre-civil work UMC church and cemeteries – Fairburn
#29 New Hope AME Church – Landscaping of church grounds and historic cemetery – Buckhead
#30 St. Paul’s UMC – Church restoration inside – Grant Park

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