The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) has begun a series of trainings for clergy on how to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism in their congregations.
Please note the new location:
North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church
227 Old Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh VT 05473
Contact the Vermont District Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.485.4724.
Lunch is provided.
Clergy mandated to attend.
Leaders in congregation encouraged to attend.
BOOM has approved 0.5 CEU’s for this training.
The series uses videos and training materials from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR). It features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights, and expertise on issues related to race, culture, tribe, and the global church.
Directions: 227 Old Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh 05473. On Rt 7, in North
Ferrisburgh, look for the Mobil Station and Vermont Cookie Love and turn East on Old Hollow Road, drive about 1/4 mile - white church on the left (or use this link
to find it on Google maps). Parking is behind the church.
The GCORR Vital Conversations videos and training materials provide resources to facilitate, guide, and support discussions on racism and offer ways to move to "efficacy, justice, and courageous positive action."
This training is designed to help participants understand how to put the GCORR materials to work in their churches and communities.
Other training options:
Saturday, September 7th from 9-3
the venue will be Wolcott UMC, 4023 VT Route 15, Wolcott, VT
Saturday, October 12th from 9-3
the venue will be First UMC, 29 Puddin Lane, Mansfield Center, CT
Saturday, November 16th from 9-3
the venue will be Trinity UMC, 361 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA