Have you ever wondered what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota?
Have you ever thought about the impact of racism on our neighbors?
Beginning in the second week of January, we will be offering a small group study using the book A Good Time For the Truth. This book, edited by Sun Yung Shin and published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (2016) contains 16 essays that tell stories of Minnesotan persons of color who have experienced racism. A quote on the back cover of the book says, “These essays fuel our imaginations, encourage us to reflect on our values, and challenge our biases. The authors’ lived experiences strike a deep chord, resonating with current events and sounding a clarion call to advancing social justice.”
This small group study will be held on ZOOM on Wednesday mornings from 9-10am and will be repeated on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm. Please let me know if you’d like to participate so that I can send you the ZOOM link.
Participants are asked to secure a copy of the book to use during this study. It looks like the Scott County Library has both paper and electronic copies in the system. New books can be purchased through Amazon or most larger bookstores. The downloadable electronic version is available through your favorite e-book vendor including Amazon, Google, iTunes, bn.com and more. If needed, the church can order a book for you, but it may not arrive in time to do the reading for the first session.
This five-week study is scheduled for January 13/14, 20/21, 27/28, February 3/4 and 10/11. You are free to attend either session depending on your schedule. Pastor Chad and Carol Ottoson will be co-leading the discussion.
If you have any questions about this small group opportunity, or if you would like to sign up, please contact Pastor Chad (firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-356-4616).
Peace and Blessings,