This page is designed as a resource where we will post opportunities available for us to be learning and growing as a community in the area of racial reconciliation. It will continue to be updated as new opportunities arise.
To help us continue learn and listen and grow, we are starting a book club to engage with the issue of racism. We are starting with a book that is currently being read and discussed by some members of the Virginia Tech community. The book, published by Ibram X. Kendi in 2019, is called How to Be an Antiracist and is a NY Times Bestseller.
We will meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8pm on Zoom. The first meeting will be July 7. We anticipate 4 meetings to discuss this first book. A specific reading schedule will be released soon to those who show interest.
We would like for this book club to be open to others outside of NLCF, so please consider inviting a friend or neighbor to join who you think may be interested. If we have a large turnout, we can break into smaller groups to discuss when necessary.
Latasha Morrison, the author of the “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” reading plan that we promoted back in early June, was a guest on a webinar hosted by IF:Gathering founder Jennie Allen.
Latasha Morrison has worked to build bridges across races all around the United States through her organization BeTheBridge. Mike Kelsey, a pastor at McLean Bible Church, was also a guest on the webinar titled “Where Do We Go From Here?”
The webinar was streamed live on Wednesday, June 10 and the replay is online and available anytime to watch.
We are going to read a 5-day plan called “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by Latasha Morrison beginning Monday, June 1. We invite you to join us!
Latasha Morrison is nationally recognized for her work in working to build bridges across races all around the United States. You can read more about her work and organization at BeTheBridge.com.
Check out the plan on YouVersion and click the link below to join us as we read and discuss this plan together!
We want to take a moment to pray together as a church for the unrest and oppression happening in our country today as a result of oppression and racism. We want to take time to cry out to God, together, and pray for both peace and justice to emerge in our society. We want to pray that God would lead us, as a church, to know how to respond in our immediate community as well as nationwide.
We will hold our prayer vigil by praying together over Zoom on Tuesday, June 2, at 8:00pm.