Vital Conversations
Sunday, Sept. 19, 9-10:15 a.m.
Trauma, Race and Our Hearts and Bodies: My Grandmother’s Hands

Have you ever considered that only a fraction of white supremacy exists in the mind? In the book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menaken tells us that racial trauma lies primarily in our bodies; white and black bodies, as well as police bodies. Join Shonagh Taruza and Elaine Shaw as they lead us through experiential and body-based practices that explore racialized trauma. Also, join Centering Practices in October and November for a deeper dive into these practices. This class will be meeting both in person at FUMC (Calkins Hall) and on Zoom; if you attend in person, please be prepared to wear a mask.

Join the Zoom meeting here.


Disabilities Awareness Talk
Sunday, Sept. 26, 9-10:15 a.m.

A Discussion on Disability and the Church

“How can the church bring hope and at the same time highlight the image of God in the lives of the disabled?” In an effort to continue to strive towards where no body or mind is left behind, Mary McClusky will lead us in a discussion of excerpts from the book “Disability and the Church” and a short film on Disability in Heaven.

Join the Zoom meeting here.