UB’s “Be the Bridge for Boston” Spring Groups
January 11 - February 3Free
At UniteBoston, we recognize the need to address the sin of racism and the pervasive inequities that persist in our city and nation. We recognize that justice is not peripheral, but intrinsic to the gospel, and Christians should be leading the way in the movement towards racial justice today.
Last fall, UniteBoston launched a “Be the Bridge” Zoom group, where 28 people engaged in weekly conversation with Latasha Morrison’s “Be the Bridge” curriculum. We have heard that there are at least 9 other Boston-area churches that have utilized racial justice curriculum, and this spring, we are seeking to build on this momentum together across churches. The goal for this spring is to help people understand various initiatives that are happening in Greater Boston towards systemic racial justice and to nurture friendships across churches for accountability and support in actively working towards reconciliation, equity, and justice in our day-to-day lives.
We will be hosting a bimonthly speaker series from February to June with locally-focused resources and speakers who are working in a particular aspect of justice (education, housing, incarceration/police reform, economics) to share with the group. Each session will include a 20-minute presentation, followed by Q & A, practical action steps, and prayer. This speaker series is open to the public for anyone to join (1 hour total)
Following the speaker, there will be small groups that will meet for 30 minutes with people who have committed to attending the four speaker series talks and meeting at least one other time per month for support and accountability in living out God’s call for racial justice in our day-to-day lives.
Group size is approximately 8-10 people with intentional diversity given to age, race, gender, denomination, etc. We may form themed groups based on different communities where individuals are seeking to implement racial justice (workplace, church, family/friends, school, neighborhood)
The “Be the Bridge for Boston” groups are open to anyone who has done significant introductory racial justice learning/work with Be the Bridge or another program. If you are looking for more of an introductory learning group on racial justice, email Rev. Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out about other introductory groups that are taking place.
We are also looking for small group leaders who have experience leading these types of spaces. This is an opportunity to join a team of leaders across churches who are working towards racial justice. You can indicate your interest in this opportunity in the sign-up form.
We are currently recruiting for participants to join, as well as a diverse team of leaders for the groups.
Click here for a PDF summary of the “Be the Bridge for Boston” groups
Click here to sign up! The last day to sign up is Friday January 29th.