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BLACK AND REFORMED IN AMERICA: The Witness of Black Presbyterians – Class 3

GAYRAUD WILMORE: DESEGREGATION AND/OR BLACK POWER? Presbyterian churches in America have long had Black members. But even though Black Presbyterians had some eloquent leaders their thinking has not been well known by other Presbyterians in this country (most of whom have been White). Indeed, more often than not the views of Black Presbyterians on everything from theology to civil politics have been…

BLACK AND REFORMED IN AMERICA: The Witness of Black Presbyterians – Class 2

FRANCIS GRIMKE: “Slavery is Gone but its Spirit Remains.” Presbyterian churches in America have long had Black members. But even though Black Presbyterians had some eloquent leaders their thinking has not been well known by other Presbyterians in this country (most of whom have been White). Indeed, more often than not the views of Black Presbyterians on everything from theology to civil…

BLACK AND REFORMED IN AMERICA: The Witness of Black Presbyterians – Class 1

HENRY HIGHLAND GARNET: The Sinfulness of Voluntary Submission Presbyterian churches in America have long had Black members. But even though Black Presbyterians had some eloquent leaders their thinking has not been well known by other Presbyterians in this country (most of whom have been White). Indeed, more often than not the views of Black Presbyterians on everything from theology to civil politics…

Affordable Housing

Lewinsville Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church of McLean have partnered to launch a monthly series of panel discussions on “Pathways Out of Poverty in Northern Virginia.” This is the first event in the series held on Sunday, October 31, 2021. The event features Christopher Fay, Executive Director of Homestretch, and Carmen Romero, President and CEO of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), and will…

Is Faith Still Possible?

We welcome the Rev. Jessica Tate, Stated Supply Pastor at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, to Lewinsville on this Reformation Sunday, October 31, 2021. Rev. Tate led our Adult Education class at 9:30 am on the above topic, then served as our guest preacher at the 11:00 am Service of Worship. Rev. Jessica Tate is a founding director of NEXT Church and an International Coaching…

Biblical Storytelling

The Death of Jesus as Told in the Gospel of Mark Guest Speaker: Jean Dudek Why were people talking about Elijah during the crucifixion? Biblical Storyteller Jean Dudek tells the story of the death of Jesus, as recounted in the Gospel of Mark (chapter 15:33-41). We discussed the story, and learned about the cultural understandings of Mark’s original audience, and connections to…

Faith & Public Policy Event

The Faith & Public Policy group at Lewinsville hosted a Zoom discussion on immigration on Saturday, March 6. Our speaker was Erin McKenney, Executive Director of Just Neighbors, an immigration legal services non-profit organization founded by members of the United Methodist Church. Ms. McKenney provided an overview of their work and discuss current immigration topics including overall policy and issues like DACA,…

Race and Religion in the History of Presbyterianism – Session 5

This Adult Education Class is made up of five sessions and was presented via Zoom in January 2021. Elder Bruce Douglass is the speaker. Class Description: Presbyterianism in America has always been primarily a white persons’ religion, and it has been heavily influenced by racist beliefs and practices. But it has also been shaped by influences that have been sharply critical of…

Race and Religion in the History of Presbyterianism – Session 4

This Adult Education Class is made up of five sessions and was presented via Zoom in January 2021. Elder Bruce Douglass is the speaker. Class Description: Presbyterianism in America has always been primarily a white persons’ religion, and it has been heavily influenced by racist beliefs and practices. But it has also been shaped by influences that have been sharply critical of…

Race and Religion in the History of Presbyterianism – Session 3

This Adult Education Class is made up of five sessions and was presented via Zoom in January 2021. Elder Bruce Douglass is the speaker. Class Description: Presbyterianism in America has always been primarily a white persons’ religion, and it has been heavily influenced by racist beliefs and practices. But it has also been shaped by influences that have been sharply critical of…