Lakewood Congregational Church (UCC) Begins A Sacred Conversation About Race

Rev. Alan Dicken

The national office of the United Church of Christ ( released an adult education curriculum in 2016 titled "White Privilege: Let's Talk" that invites local UCC churches and their members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.

In response to this invitation, Lakewood Congregational Church (UCC) has recently embarked on a year-long Adult Faith Formation program titled A Sacred Conversation About Race. LCC will be using parts of the UCC curriculum, along with suggested readings & podcasts, group discussions, and guest speakers, to explore the topic and to encourage the sharing of ideas and experiences. The goal of A Sacred Conversation About Race is to learn and understand what it means to be an ally to those who are presently disadvantaged by the system. 

On Sunday, February 26th, Lakewood Congregational Church welcomes Rev. Alan Dicken, Pastor of Carthage Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Cincinnati, to speak during worship. Rev. Dicken will present "Empowered for Justice: Faith Communities Can Make a Difference": a talk about his congregation's work to advance racial justice both in word and in action. With the support of his congregation, "Pastor Alan" has made solidarity trips to Ferguson MO and Charlotte NC and has led his church's involvement with Black Lives Matter Cincinnati. All are invited to find out how one small congregation and their Pastor are making a difference in their community. 

Lakewood Congregational Church is located at 1375 W. Clifton Blvd. on the corner of W. Clifton and Detroit Avenue. Sunday Worship services begin at 10:00am. All are welcome.

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