In order to love one another as Jesus commanded we have committed ourselves to spending time each week in contemplative practices to consider the ways we fail to resist cruelty and injustice. Services last about 30 minutes and will include prayer, meditation and occasionally discussion.
How to Attend
This Solidarity Service is different than our normal services. It will happen via webconference using Zoom.
Joining the Solidarity Service is incredibly easy and there are a lot of good options for how to join
(even if you don't have a computer).
BUT there are a few prerequisites you'll need to handle before you can join.
Joining Via Computer (preferred): If you plan on using a computer make sure
A webcam on or attached to your computer is not required,
but if you want to be seen and heard you'll want to use a computer that has one.
Joining Via Mobile or Tablet App (preferred): If you plan on using your phone (iPhone or Android)
or your tablet (iPad or Android) you'll need to have the Zoom app installed and ready to go before the Solidarity Service.
You'll find direct links to those apps below or you can simply search for "Zoom Cloud Meetings" in your app store.
Joining Via Phone: If you plan on dialing in to the Solidarity Service all you have to have is a functioning, non-rotary phone.
Obviously there is no video with this option, but you'll be able to hear just fine.
Joining the Solidarity Service
The easiest way is to simply click the Join the Solidarity Service button below*
Or if you are already in the App on your phone or computer you can click the JOIN button and enter the meeting ID
Meeting ID: 865 6162 0038
For those calling in on a phone dial this number (312) 626 6799.
You'll be asked to enter a meeting ID. It's the same ID that's listed above.
*only do this if you are on a phone or computer with the apps already installed
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- Who Gets to Be Afraid In America - The Atlantic
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
RECOMMENDATIONS to READ (Books)
- Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism by Carolyn B. Helsel
- Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta Ahmed
- Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
RECOMMENDATIONS to WATCH
- Just Mercy (The Movie) Free to watch all June on Apple TV, FandangoNow, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, the PlayStation Store, Vudu, Microsoft, and YouTube. The movie is most likely available On Demand through your cable provider as well.
- Our Boys (HBO)
- When The See Us (Netflix)
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- The Confession of 1967 (Part of the PCUSA Book of Confessions)