Sacred Ground is a program designed by the National Episcopal Church that invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. It holds as a guiding star the vision of beloved community- where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God. We begin the second week of January 2023 and will meet weekly for an hour and a half, ending Saturday, Mar. 18, with an in-person day retreat. Each week you will be given readings and videos to prepare for the sessions where you will discuss the information and its impact. Sign up for sessions via this link.
We are asking participants to read two books in advance of the study:
- “Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” by Debby Irving
- “Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman
If you’d like to receive more information, ACF on Sunday, Nov. 20 will be led by the Sacred Ground leadership team. This will be an opportunity to see some of the material that will be included in the 12-week course as well as a time to hear from those who completed the pilot program last spring.
Click this link to view the Christ Church Sacred Ground Syllabus.
Christ Church Pilgrimage
Christ Church is offering a Pilgrimage to Highlight Racial Equity and Social Justice from May 31 to June 4, 2023. Registration will be live soon, and this brochure provides all of the pertinent information about our trip to Atlanta and Alabama. To ask to be placed on the list of interested participants, please email Stacy Arch at email@example.com. Trip capacity is around 30 people.