“The conversations we are having right now on race, race relations and racism is especially important,” said Pastor David Stoeger. “In largely Caucasian communities, we may feel that we are somewhat sheltered from the large movements in this country, yet if we are to love God and our neighbor most fully, we must have these conversations, including the conversation on how we may unknowingly contribute to systemic racism and white supremacy.”
Preston and Wykoff UMC are offering an eight-week series on the topic on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting August 5, and ending September 23. The conversations will take place in Preston UMC’s social-distanced and air-conditioned fellowship hall. The curriculum used includes multiple perspectives on race-related issues and is organized by the United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race. All are welcome to participate. “Please bring with you a love for God and your neighbor and an open mind,” Stoeger added.