Six New Things: Week of June 29

Upcoming Events

Journey to Freedom
July 18-August 26, 2020

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, art, and study. This year’s theme is “Intersectionality.” Listen each week as one of six guest preachers preaches from John 4:4-26 through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of original art, music, and poetry created by six local artists throughout the Journey Series.

This event is free to attend, but please consider making a donation if you are able.

Online offerings

Challenging Racism Curriculum

MennoMedia’s Challenging Racism: Youth Curriculum on Dismantling Racism is a four-session, downloadable Bible study that examines racism and challenges students to work at changing systems that oppress people of color.

The Pause

YA author Jason ReynoldsFortifying Imagination interview on OnBeing (with Kristin Lin) is summarized in The Pause, during which he discusses his new book, written with fellow acclaimed author Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), which includes a free educator guide.

Print Offerings

Antiracist Baby Board Book

Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky (illustrator) encourage us to take baby steps toward antiracism as we follow Antiracist Baby Board Books (Kokila) nine easy steps for building a more equitable world; and as powerful as it is beautiful, Freedom, We Sing! (Flying Eye) is a picture book designed to inspire readers and invite kids to ask what it means to be free.

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore and Erica L. Green bring us back to Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City (Penguin Random House), which tells the story of the Baltimore uprising through the author’s personal observations and through the eyes of other Baltimoreans.