We continue to roar for justice!
Our adult Lenten Series focusing on justice issues continues this week with:
Organizing Against Racism: Racism is an ever-present and challenging force that has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of America’s history. Join us Sunday at 9:30 in CLC-1 to learn how we can be strong, organized, and effective in dismantling racism. Guest leaders are Cas Shearin and Derrick Byrd of Raleigh Organizing Against Racism.
Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.
Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.
St. Mark’s roars for justice
This Lenten season, St. Mark’s roars for justice at its Sunday morning adult education classes.
March 5: Foster care; presenter Brandy Burnett
March 12: Gender Equity; presenter Brent Childers
March 19: Racial Equity; presenters Derrick Byrd and Cas Shearin
March 26: Justice and the Whole Child, part 1; presenter Tom Vitaglione
April 2: Justice and the Whole Child, part 2; presenter Jim Martin
April 9: To be determined
Join St. Markians, the NAACP, and a fusion of social action groups for a rally and walk to the State Capitol.
Each year this fusion assembly comes together on the second Saturday in February to hold a mass people’s assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People’s Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina.
This year the rally and walk will be on Feb. 11. 8:30 a.m. Saturday: Assemble at Shaw University across the street from Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 East South St. 9 a.m.: Rally begins, with the Rev. William Barber II and others 10 a.m.: March to State Capitol begins.
For more information contact Sallie Simpson or Jessie Maeck or go to:
On this past Saturday morning, members of St. Mark’s joined what became a global phenomenon as women and men across the globe joined in the Women’s March for equal rights. Organizers estimated the Raleigh crowd at up to 20,000.
Several members of St Mark’s attend the meetings and activities of Congregations for Social Justice. It is a great organization that works to address issues such as affordable housing and re-entry programs for men and women being released from prison. You are invited to the annual dinner for CSJ; please read the notice below.
They prefer that we make one reservation for each faith community, so if you are interested in attending, please let me know no later than noon Jan. 26 and I will send in our list. The cost is $12 per person and is paid at the door.
Sallie Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregations for Social Justice annual meeting is 6 pm Monday, Feb. 6, at Highland United Methodist Church’s Bradley Hall, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607.
Guest speaker is W. David Guice, commissioner of adult correction and juvenile justice, North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He will speak on methods to assure success for prisoners re-entering society.