Me and White Supremacy Study @ Grace Covenant

Grace Covenant invites you to join in a 2020 study of
Layla Saad’s, Me and White Supremacy.

This 28-day study supports a deep and honest examination into the ways in which we, as a white-dominant congregation, consciously and unconsciously uphold white supremacy through action and inaction.

Read this letter from the Session inviting us into this spiritual practice. 

Watch this video to learn more about this church initiative.

Click here to participate this fall.

Ways to engage with Grace Covenant:

Order a book from Grace Covenant

Grace Covenant has copies of Me and White Supremacy available for $20.

Financial support is available. Please contact Anna Louise for assistance.

Click here to order a book.

Join a “Me and White Supremacy” Reflection Group

Me & White Supremacy Reflection Groups 

Currently the Reflection Groups are all FULL. If you are still interested in participating in one, please email Anna Louise at almurchison@gcpcusa.org.

Who can participate? This study is open to all, and you do not have to be a member of Grace Covenant church in order to join a Reflection Group. This study is intended for adult study. If you are a youth in the church, please reach out to Samantha to learn more about how the youth are engaging in issues of undoing white supremacy culture.

How will Reflection Groups be structured? Reflection Groups will meet over zoom for 1 ½ hours weekly for eight weeks. Groups will gather using The Circle Way format. You can learn more about The Circle Way here:  http://www.thecircleway.net/circle-way-guidelines One member in each group will serve in an initial convening role – sending out the Zoom link information and hosting the first meeting together. Then, roles will rotate between group members as described in The Circle Way. 

Do I have to attend all sessions during the eight weeks? The hope and expectation is that you will be able to join for all eight weeks. Luckily zoom provides a format where you can still participate if you are traveling! We understand that life can happen, but the commitment to your reflection group is that you will participate for all eight weeks to the best of your ability. 

Is Me and White Supremacy a faith-based curriculum? Me and White Supremacy is not a faith-based curriculum. We are prayerful that, by participating as a faith community together, we will strengthen one another’s support and sustainability in dismantling the ways that white supremacy culture is present in ourselves and in our church community.

Can I form my own reflection group? Please reach out to Kate Shem (kateshem@gmail.com) or Liz Huesemann (lizhuesemann@gmail.com) if you want to pursue this option. 

What happens after I sign up? You will hear from Anna Louise or Kate Shem regarding your registration.

Participate in Reflective Zoom meetings

The church will host three reflective zoom gatherings during our congregational study. These zoom gatherings are open to anyone (whether you are in a Reflection Group or going through an independent study). You can join for just one or all three. You do not have to pre-register to participate in the gatherings.

    • September 13, 7-8:30pm
    • October 4, 7-8:30pm
    • November 15, 7-8:30pm

Additional Resources

In preparation for this study, we invite you to listen to and reflect on Marcia Mount Shoop’s Devotionals:

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