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Celebrating MLK

Every year we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s our goal to approach MLK Sunday thoughtfully with hopeful and open hearts. That’s why we have a special team of staff and volunteers that meet months in advance to begin planning. They are a passionate group with some amazing stories to share and we are so thankful for them.

Read more of our MLK team’s story here!

This Year’s Theme: Good Trouble

We’re not used to hearing the words “good” and “trouble” paired together. But during the civil rights movement, there was a good kind of trouble to get into: trouble that pushed back against the evils of racism. Learn more about the phrase and why it’s our theme for this year.

Watch the Good Trouble video from this weekend’s service here.

Learn-a-thon

At Woodland we are learning to love together and we’re passionate about racial healing and justice. So, we’re kicking off our first ever Learn-a-thon: “Race and Peace 2021.” We’ll provide resource ideas, and for every hour of learning that each of us completes, a generous donor will make a contribution to the One Fund, which supports local African American churches and ministries. Our goal is 500 hours of learning by the end of February. More info here!

13th Documentary Discussion

On Sunday, January 24, join Greg Boyd and Osheta Moore on Zoom for guided prayer and discussion based on the documentary 13th. This thought-provoking film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Learn more and register for the discussion here.

Learning Resources

Over the summer, we compiled a list of Racism and Reconciliation Learning Resources, which includes books for adults, teens and children, podcasts, movies, activities and more. Check out the updated list here!

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