Fruitful Conversations on the Issue of Race

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Fruitful Conversations on the Issue of Race

Time: July 26, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: FUMC - Room 114
Street: 3900 King Std
City/Town: Alexandria VA
Phone: 703-671-8557
Event Type: movie
Organized By: Mark Elder marcuselder@gmail.com
Latest Activity: Jun 30

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Join us this summer!

Two Opportunities for fruitful conversations on the issue of race

 Wednesday, July 26-7:30pm Room 114

& Sunday, August 13 -11:15am Fellowship Hall

(following worship & ice cream)

 To facilitate these conversations, we will view a short video on faith, culture, and seeking racial justice, followed by a guided discussion. Each event will last one hour.

No RSVP necessary. Please join us for this time to share and grow together as a welcoming church seeking reconciliation and understanding.

For more info: Mark Elder  markuselder@gmail.com

 

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Reconciling Congregation with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We proclaim and welcome every person as a beloved child of God regardless of age, race, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, faith history, or life experience.

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