The St. Paul’s Justice and Compassion Committee is on a journey to foster a Beloved Community where people of all races and ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
We invite others to join the conversation as we learn and grow together.
Rally 2 End Racism
A group from St. Paul’s is planning to attend the National Council of Churches A.C.T. Rally in Washington, D.C. The rally marks the 50-year anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination and the continued struggle toward integration and justice. A.C.T. stands for Awaken, Confront, and Transform. The National Council of Churches challenges faith communities and individuals to join in truth-telling conversations leading to actions that right the wrongs, and thereby, with God’s grace, bring healing and wholeness to all people and unity to the nation. Learn more:
- Tuesday, April 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m., St. Paul's UMC Room 115. We will gather to sing, pray, educate ourselves, and make signs!
- Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m., meet at Forest Glen Metro Station to travel together into D.C. for the Rally on the National Mall.
Click here to sign up to participate either making signs or rallying on the National Mall. For more information, contact Kenzie Raulin (301-237-1520, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jericho Road Study, Condensed Version
During the Lenten Season we are offering a condensed version of "The Jericho Road" class, led by Rev. Claire Matheny, each Tuesday through March 20, 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the Library at St. Paul's. No registration is necessary. The Jericho Road is a winding, treacherous seventeen mile path that connects Jerusalem to Jericho, and the site of the parable about the Good Samaritan. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. referenced the Jericho Road in the last speech he gave, speaking to striking city sanitation workers in Memphis on the day before he was assassinated. This class features weekly Scripture and themes related to Dr. King's work on the intersections of racial and economic justice, then and now: Binding the Wounds of the Broken, Cry Tears of Love, Dream Dreams, Raise Justice from the Dust, Tire Your Feet/Rest Your Souls, Fix the Road, and Give Dangerously. The study guide, developed by the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference, is also available for individual use. You can pick up a copy in the Narthex or download it at http://www.bwcumc.org/resources/the-jericho-road-devotional/
April 3-7, 2018
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Clergy and friends from throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church will travel to Memphis, TN on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through prayer, visits to historic sites, and dynamic speakers, we will consider the legacy of Dr. King's work at the intersection of racial and economic justice, and the work still before us.