Sacred Ground

40+ members of Christ Church recently completed the Sacred Ground program, a ministry of the Episcopal Church that focuses on dismantling racism. We had participants from Boston, California, Washington DC and other congregations in Raleigh who joined our Zoom groups. This eleven-week course explores the history of racism in our nation and the Episcopal Church at large, inviting participants to see with new eyes the ways that some systems perpetuate injustice and inequality. Thank you to the small group leaders who faithfully facilitated these groups: Belle Long and Jaap Van Kretschmar, Suzy Lamb and Andy Givens, Nancy Jokovich and Peter MacBeth, and Suzanne McLarnon, Suzie Koonce and Joe Trostel, and Stannie Brewer (Chair). If you see these folks around or are interested in the next session, feel free to ask them about their experience!

The next Sacred Ground course will begin in January 2025. If you would like to be added to the list of interested people, or if you just have questions, contact Stannie Brewer at

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