This resource page is sponsored by the Inclusion Committee at Grace United Methodist Church. This committee created by the Church Council in 2020 is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and embraces all people of all ages as instructed in Acts 1:8. Jesus commands we be witnesses to everyone. We are to see every person as a gift from God to our community. We are to seek to be God’s gift to all people as well. Jesus made no exceptions, nor do we. We seek to live out Jesus’ mandate and leave the Grace UMC building to be a beacon and refuge for all people in our community. “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, you must love one another.” John 13:34. For questions and suggested resources you may have for this page, please email Marshia Hewitt.
Here you will find an ever evolving list of resources, books, videos, movies to help you recognize and understand the way racism functions and must be addressed at personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. We believe that when we "know better, we do better." We believe that it is the heart of God to address and end all forms of oppression, especially racism as it continues to pose threats to the health and well being of our community.
In our baptism vows we affirm that God gives us the power to "resist evil, injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves." This resource page recognizes this and seeks to equip people to live into this truth.