Becoming Beloved Community!
Wednesday Evening Fellowship and Community
Resuming February 1, 2023, come for a community family potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m. (doors open at 6:00), and stay for a class, a sharing circle, or a time to create with one another in fellowship beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Beloved Community Wednesdays will gather in the UUFP sanctuary building at 13136 Warwick Blvd., Newport News.
Our Community Potluck Meal
6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Bring a dish to share, and/or assist with set-up, or just come as you are Wednesday evenings and enjoy our community meal.
And there is more on the menu than just good food!
Check the UUFP Events Calendar (and the info below) for our evolving Beloved Community Wednesday night programs and activities throughout each month.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
"Reflect Back" is an ongoing Wednesday program discussing the message of the previous Sunday's service.
Unitarian Universalism has a long tradition of encouraging individuals to rely on their own experience and discernment. Join us as we apprehend, reflect, criticize, deconstruct, reconstruct, and internalize a message, making it one’s own — and strengthening our bonds of fellowship in the process.
"How to Be an Antiracist Deep Sharing and Discussion Group"
Presented by The Racial Justice Team
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Please join us on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Beloved Community Wednesday in the UUFP sanctuary building for deep sharing and discussion of How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Potluck starts at 6:15 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.), and programming starts at 7:00 p.m.
In this work, Kendi undergoes a careful examination of systemic racism and provides guidelines for how to resist this ingrained system in order to create a new antiracist system. Each chapter builds on the last. In every chapter, Kendi also shares with us his personal experiences. These stories are very compelling and bring the larger points he is making to life. By sharing deeply, Kendi is also modeling how we can and should examine our own lives as well. He demonstrates how this is an important first step in becoming an Antiracist.
Whether you were a part of this group last year or are just joining us now, all are welcome! The chapters are short, so it’s easy to catch up. Walk-ins throughout the year are also welcome. This church year we will continue to consider closely one chapter of this thoughtful book at a time, picking up where we left off last spring. We will also have two sessions of special programming to be announced. If you would like to be on our email list for reminders, or if you would like help obtaining the book or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include How To Be An Antiracist in the subject line.)
Schedule of How To Be An Antiracist Beloved Community Wednesday Deep Sharing and Discussion group
for Church Year 2023-24:
September 27 – Chapter 2: Dueling Consciousness
October 25 – Chapter 3: Power
November 15 (rescheduled from 11.22 in order to skip Thanksgiving week) – Chapter 4: Biology
December 27 – Chapter 5: Ethnicity
January 24 – Special Programming TBA
February 28 – Chapter 6: Body
March 27 – Chapter 7: Culture
April 24 – Chapter 8: Behavior
May 22 – Chapter 9: Color
June 26 – Special Programming TBA