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Register now: A conversation about the church’s role in race relations

Lay and clergy alike are invited to a tri-district event to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst.

“Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Central United Methodist Church, 265 W. Cheves St., Florence.

Click here to register by Oct. 17

The event is open to all clergy and laity in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Qualifies for 0.5 CEU.

The discussion will center on the book of the same name, “Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about race in your community,” by the Rev. F. Willis Johnson, pastor of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson was the site of the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. The shooting sparked protests and civil unrest and generated national debate about the relationship between law enforcement and African Americans, and about the use of force by police.

The cost is $10, which includes a boxed lunch.

The event is sponsored by the Florence, Hartsville and Marion districts.


More information

Contact the Florence District Office at 843-669-5992 or fldist@umcsc.org.

Click here to download a pdf flier about the event.


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