Resources on Anti-racism

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Trevor Noah – The Daily Social Distancing Show | George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c Amber Ruffin Shares a Lifetime of Traumatic Run-ins With The Police – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o6OEyfuJU8 Keegan-Michael Key: My Encounters With Police Are Different – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A6I_a3EJwc James Baldwin’s “Black Lives Matter” Speech (1965) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbj0oZYucKs Nadia Bolz-Weber – A pastoral letter to my fellow …

Summer Book Club

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White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for White People to talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear and guilt, and by behaviors including …

Virtual Summer Bible Study – The Acts of the Apostles

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Beginning on Thursday, June 4th at 8 pm, we’ll spend some time exploring the Acts of the Apostles together! Join the Zoom and learn about the early church, the start of the spreading of the followers of Jesus, and what we can learn from their stories for our own lives! ALICIA ANDERSON is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  …

Evening Prayer via Zoom Thursday July 9

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Though we will continue to connect via Zoom this summer, we are making some changes for the summer months. We will gather via Zoom for Evening Prayer using Holden Vespers after on July 9 at 8 pm. We’ll be having discussion / bible study the other Thursdays in June and July. It is always good to see each other, to …

Weekly Prayer: 6/2

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God of wind and fire, As we remember Pentecost, Fill me with your spirit and help me to understand and speak in languages I do not know. Give me compassion and mercy that opens my mind and my heart to new understanding. Help me learn from others, especially those who are different from me. Show me how their reality must …

Acts 2:1-21

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Acts 2:1-21 1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the …

Weekly Prayer: 5/26

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God of resurrection, Fill me with hope in the new life that surrounds me. Spring growth. Bird songs. Flowing water. Refreshing rain. Each new dawn. Remind me that you have defeated death, that no matter how hopeless and desperate things may seem, your love and healing will triumph in the end. Give me strength when the sorrows that surround me …

Visit Shabbat Service – This Friday!

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Ever been curious about a Jewish Sabbath/Shabbat Service? Well, on Friday, May 29th, Rabbi David Ostrich at Brit Shalom in State College will host us as we “visit” their service.  It is a special Shabbat in celebration of Shavuot, the Biblical Feast of Weeks which celebrates the giving of the Ten Commandments.  We can gather with Rabbi David  via zoom …

Game Night Sundays!

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Take a break from whatever you are doing and enjoy some games online! We’ll gather on at 7:30 pm on Sunday May 24, May 31 and June 7. Then we’ll check in and see what the interest is for the remainder of June. Kevin Honz (grad student in Physics) as agreed to be our online game coordinator, so it promises …

Weekly Prayer 5/19

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Ever-present God, Help me to find my way through when I am struggling. Fill me with courage and creativity and compassion. Show me you are with me, and that there is reason to hope. Show me the beauty around and within me. Help me to see signs of your love and faithfulness     Fill me with hope. Enfold me in …