Summer offerings follow worship and begin at 11:15 AM.
The Contemporary Theology class will concludes this year’s studies and discussion of James Cone’s landmark book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree. The class will meet in the Lounge.
Summer Discussions on Social Justice: The Peace, Justice & Inclusion (PJ&I) Committee is coordinating a series of after-church casual discussions this week. This week,Brittany Caine-Conley and Rebecca McGregor will be showing pictures and recounting their very memorable and meaningful mission trip to our southern border, their interactions there with immigrants and those who provide care at the increasingly chaotic border. We will also hear of the cases of 6 trans women who our community is hoping to shelter as their asylum cases make their way through the courts. You are invited to come to the Library at 11:20 where we’ll have some light snacks to tide us over until 12:15.
Regular church school programming will resume on September 9.
Remember to put The Hate You Give by Angie Taylor on your summer reading list, whether you plan to attend the adult ed class that will start Sept. 16 or not. This book was assigned reading for the Charlottesville City Schools’ 9th graders, and WPC’s Peace, Justice & Inclusion committee and the adult ed committee of the Christian Education Division feel it’s an important book for our congregation to read, from teenagers on up. Ms. Taylor gives multilayered insights into today’s (and, sadly, probably tomorrow’s) headlines dealing with issues of racial justice in our society.