June 3, 2020
As events in our community unfold day by day, we as a church family continue to look for and step into opportunities to stand against injustice and to promote reconciliation, healing, and genuine love.
The resources and links gathered on this page represent an entry point into the conversation. Like the apostle Paul, we need to recognize that we have not arrived, but instead "press on to take hold" of the fullness of Jesus' call on each of our lives (Phil. 3:12). In the midst of these turbulent times, may we live out His love for all nations, tribes, peoples, and languages (Rev. 7:9).
RESOURCES AND WAYS TO HELP
- Visit the City of Bellevue Website
- Pastor Tony Evans addresses racial reconciliation, God's Kingdom, and Justice in his message Oneness Embraced
- Created by the Be The Bridge organization and addressing the white community, a PDF document with 16 helpful Bridge-Building Tips
Resources for Parents:
• Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race - Debbie Irving
• I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown
• Podcast: Scene on Radio: Seeing White
• Podcast: ParentCue.org - Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids
Suggested Books for Children:
• Colorfull (Dorena Williamson)
• The Colors of Us (Karen Katz)
• God's Very Good Idea (Tales That Tell the Truth) (Trillia Newbell)
• Let’s Talk About Race (Julius Lester)
• Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story
• About Racial Injustice (Celano, Collins, Hazzard)
MAY 28 UPDATE FROM RYAN
WESTMINSTER CHAPEL CAMPUS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
All worship services and groups are meeting online during this time.
Check out online groups on the website CONNECT menu, and join us Sundays at 9AM and 10AM for Church Online!