Opportunities for Repentance

Our weekly Drive-In Prayer Meetings at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays offer us opportunities for confession, repentance and healing.  Each Sunday we suggest actions for repentance and will post these actions here on our website weekly.

August 30

Attend the Evanston Community Service of Lament for Jacob Blake on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Farmer’s Market Parking Lot at 1800 Maple Avenue. Sponsored by Ebenezer AME Church & Second Baptist Church.

August 16

Listen to the United Methodist Town Hall Meeting that is part of the emphasis, Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom. This week’s town hall features seasoned leaders who have been instrumental in this work since the 1960’s. The Town Hall will be live on UMC.org on Wednesday, August 19 at 12 noon CST.

August 9

Find black-owned businesses and restaurants and patronize them. Share your good experiences with friends and encourage their participation.

August 2

Black Lives Matter Yard Sale at Fleetwood Jordain to support the movement. Sunday, August 2, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you missed the yard sale, we encourage you do donate directly to the cause here.

July 26

Read about John Lewis, the conscience of Congress, and Rev. C.T. Vivian, both of whom died on July 17. These giants of the Civil Rights Movement provide us with insights into racism. If you don’t already know the significance of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, read about that, too.

July 12

Read the Charter for Racial Justice in an Interdependent Global Community. This charter was developed by the United Methodist Women and was adopted by the 1980 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Read the charter aloud with someone else—socially-distanced or among your safe people—and discuss your awareness of your own racism and steps you are taking to address that racism.

July 5

Join an online fundraiser for 2021 Evanston Juneteenth Parade on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. This webinar, co-hosted by Evanston Present and Future and Dear Evanston, features presentations on Juneteenth and White Fragility. We were privileged to hear from Kemone Hendricks, founder of Evanston’s first Juneteenth Parade. Tickets are $100.

Watch an interview sponsored by Family Action Network that is available online through their website. Dr. Marcus Campbell interviews Dr. Robin Diangelo, author of White Fragility. This video is available at no cost.

June 21

Sign this petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday.

June 28

Subscribe to Daily Prayers for Anti-Racism, free and available through United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. Prayers are delivered to your email Monday through Friday.