Racial Justice

Racial Justice Book Series | May – August | 6:30 PM | 4th Thursday of the Month

The Racial Justice Book Series returns this summer with four books about the systems, consequences, and remedies of the deep entrenchment of white supremacy culture in our country and church.

  • May 26The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  • June 23Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America by Jimmie R. Hawkins
  • July 28White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones
  • August 25Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David ZucchinoAll meetings will be in hybrid format. Come in person or tune in via zoom! The church library has copies of all the books. Contact Richard or Anna Louise to reserve a copy.


Click HERE for the 2021 reading list.

Click HERE for the 2019-2020 reading list.

 Click HERE for the 2018-2019 reading list.

Click HERE for the 2017-2018 reading list.

Memoir Series

“My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it, chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours… it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity, as I have long believed and often said, that God becomes known to each of us more powerfully and personally.”

~ Frederick Buechner


Previous books that we have read:

Tastes Like War, Grace M. Cho
The Beauty in Breaking,
 Michele Harper
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation,
Nadia Bolz-Weber 
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home,
 Rhoda Janzen
I Grew Up Little: Finding Hope in a Big God, Patsy Clairmont 
If the Oceans were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran, Carla Power
Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Ways of Meeting God,
Lauren Winner
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh
Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage and Fighting Back, Jackie Speier
Michelle Obama
Pure: inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,
Linda Kay Klein
Educated, Tara Westover
Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler
Negroland, Margo Jefferson
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
The Underground Railroad,
Colson Whitehead
Sula, Toni Morrison
The Color Purple,
Alice Walker
Girl Meets God, Lauren F. Winner
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?, Rhoda Janzen
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel, Melissa Flemming
Dimestore, Lee Smith
My Beloved WorldSonia Sotomayor
Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton
Lit, Mary Karr
Leaving Church, Barbara Brown-Taylor
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, Heidi Neumark
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, Elna Baker
Stories of My Life, Katherine Patterson
Jesus Land, Julia Scheeres
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken
Letters to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
Here if You Need Me, Kate Braestrup
Name All the Animals, Alison Smith
My First White Friend, Patrica Raybon
In the Wilderness, Kim Barnes
Summer of the Great Grandmother, Madeline L’Ingle
Take this Bread, Sara Miles
Evolving in Monkey Town, Rachel Held Evans
The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris
The Sum of Our Days, Isabel Allende
Pastrix, Nadia Bolz-Weber
Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard
The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan
Telling Secrets, Fred Buechner
Grace Eventually, Anne Lamott
Finding Grace, Dona VanLiere