Special Presentation on Famed “Red Tail” Tuskegee Airmen

Wednesday May 15, 7:30-9:00 pm, on Zoom

On behalf of Bending the Moral Arc Courageous Conversations (BMA CC), Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church’s Christian Education Committee, and Nassau Presbyterian Church, we are thrilled to invite you to our virtual meeting on May 15th at 7:30 pm honoring the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. This BMA CC meeting will feature Princeton graduate, Gordon Smith. Gordon will tell the inspirational story of how his father, Captain Luther H. Smith of the fabled “Tuskegee Airmen,” fought racism in our country’s armed forces, and served heroically as one of the “Red Tail” fighter pilots in the skies above Germany in World War II. We hope to see you there!!

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Meeting ID: 860 0554 4490
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UPDATE: Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording & resources

Synod of the Northeast 2022 Innovation Grant awarded to the Bending the Moral Arc Courageous Conversations project.

Good news! A Joint Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and Nassau Presbyterian
Church Bending the Moral Arc Courageous Conversations grant writing team of Karen
Brown, Monica Burch, Barbara Flythe, Michelle Peal, Len Scales, and Pam Wakefield
submitted a winning proposal to the Synod of the Northeast for one of its coveted 2022
Innovation Grants. The $15,000 award will be used to extend the Bending the Moral Arc
Courageous Conversations model to more congregations and organizations. God is good,
All the Time!

The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resources are now available online:

Read the Article

During a webinar this week, lay leaders from two congregations — one predominately Black, the other primarily white — shared how their conversations about race and justice in the past year have strengthened their resolve to learn more about systemic racism. They also discovered what they can do together and as individuals to bend the moral arc toward justice.
Read more online (link)

Bending the Moral Arc Manual

The Bending the Moral Arc manual, written to encourage and assist others in creating race and justice ministries in their own communities, includes sample conversations and other resources and tools.
Download the Manual (pdf)

Courageous Conversations Resources

In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)

Watch the Webinar

Two congregations came together in partnership around the invitation of Matthew 25 to have courageous conversations and to take steps towards dismantling structural racism. They were transformed!

We will hear from these churches, one predominately white and one historically black, that developed a small group model for conversation and action, all during the pandemic and on zoom! Leaders from Nassau Presbyterian Church and Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey will be present to share their story and best practices as you learn to translate this model to your own context.

A template for this small group ministry partnership has been created and will be available as a FREE download during this webinar. Background, tips for creating your own ministry and sample lessons and resources will be included. There will be break-out groups and a Q and A.

All church leaders are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm (EST)

No registration necessary. Join us on zoom using this link: https://zoom.us/j/94405040254
This webinar is hosted by Theology, Formation and Evangelism in the Presbyterian Mission Agency and is part of our Scattered Church ministries.