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.
Saturday, September 7, at the Wolcott UMC, Wolcott VT.
Contact the Vermont District Office, email@example.com or 802.485.4724.
Lunch provided. Church history presentation over lunch.
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.
Parking instructions: Attendees are asked to park at the Nazarene Church near the United Methodist Church, or if the lot is full, you may park along the street. From the west, the Nazarene church is on the right as you approach the village of Wolcott. It is just before the Wolcott UMC (on the left). From the east, go through the village of Wolcott. The Wolcott UMC is on the right but continue a short distance to park at the Nazarene church on the left.
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:
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Saturday, October 12th from 9-3
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Saturday, November 16th from 9-3
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