Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is a course designed by the National Episcopal Church using a powerful curriculum of documentary films and readings, made even more powerful by the small group format.  Led by trained facilitators, participants study and discuss America’s history of race and racism, weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and regional identity. There will be four small groups at Christ Church this year, two offered in person and two online, beginning the week of Jan. 2, 2024, and ending with an all-participant retreat on March 19.

Facilitators, times, and venues are as follows:

  • Belle Long & Jaap van Kretschmar:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7p.m., Zoom
  • Suzy Lamb & Andy Givens: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., in-person at church
  • Nancy Jokovich & Peter MacBeth: Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm, in-person at church
  • Suzanne McLarnon, Suzie Koonce, & Joe Trostel:  Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Zoom

The following two books are recommended for reading in preparation for beginning this journey in January 2024:

  1. Waking Up White by Debby Irving
  2. Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Please visit this link to sign up. For a more in-depth look at the program, visit this link. Contact Stannie Brewer via (919) 604-7775 or with any questions or if you have trouble signing up.

Click this link to download the Christ Church Sacred Ground Syllabus (Updated August 2023).