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Committed Churches
 
Abundant life FoursquareFaith UMCHigher Purpose ChurchFieldstone PresbyterianJerusalem Miss. BaptistLighthouse ChurchRiver Life FellowshipSt Patrick’s EpiscopalUpper Praise MinistriesVanderburg UMCWilliamson’s Chapel UMC
90 Day Challenge
What
A 3-month challenge that individuals will commit to conducting weekly material acts of intentional anti-racism. If we had an average of 50 people take the challenge across 10 churches that would result in 500 people taking the challenge. At this rate we could see 6,000 acts of Anti-Racism committed and publicized in Mooresville over 3 months! This act alone would significantly impact the Town of Mooresville and set an example to other parts of our community.
 
R.A.C.E. CHALLENGE DETAILS
 
  • Recognize – Research the problem
    • Watch movies, read books, talk to diverse friends
  • Assess
    • Determine what influence you have on structural racism
      • E.g. Grocery Store Clerk – how many diverse customers can you help in a week?
  • Communicate
    • Join the challenge formally and share with friends for accountability
  • Equalize
    • Find opportunities to level the playing field each week and post on social media
How
  • A material act of anti-racism is anything that equalizes treatment of a Black person or people in a visible and tangible way
  • The act can be anything from helping someone to changing a work policy depending on your level of influence
      • For example a grocery store clerk could assist a Black family with a register problem
      • Helping a co-worker or coaching an employee through a problem at work
      • Advocating for equality in some form when the opportunity arises (e.g. in the community or on the job)
  • When the act happens – share on social media!
When
  • October 4th through December 31st 2020
  • To sign up – Text “90DAY” to 704.727.4454 so we can send you more information and further details as they become available.
Small Groups
What
  • Either a one time or multi-week online group that will discuss one aspect of racism in America
  • The sessions should enable real dialog and understanding of the problems but also being to establish solutions
How
  • Groups will include members from different ethnic groups across different churches
  • Sessions will be conducted via Zoom
Why
  • For many, in this country, we do not have meaningful relationships with people of different ethnicities
  • These groups will enable connection with people who are different from you to maximize learning and bring about mutual understanding
When
  • Dates are TBD and will occur between August through November of 2020
  • To sign up – Text “GROUP” to 704.727.4454 so we can send you more information and further details as they become available.
Day of Prayer
 
What
  • A multi-church event with leaders from each ministry praying for specific aspects of racism and unity in Mooresville and around the world
How
  • Conducted online via Facebook and YouTube and broadcast for all churches in involved and community members to view and participate
Why
  • Prayer changes things!
When
  • Date is TBD and will occur in the month of August
  • To sign up – Text “PRAY” to 704.727.4454 so we can send you more information and further details as they become available.