Happy New Year!! Anyone who knows me knows that I love the beginning of a new year. A new year is full of the excitement of possibilities. As we sit at the beginning of this new year, I can assure you that what we, at the Repentance Project, have in store for 2024 is exciting. Take a peek at our list of offering for this first quarter alone:
- “Afternoons at the Museum” – Join us in Washington, DC at the National Museum for African American History and Culture for an afternoon of discovery and discussion. A skilled docent will guide us through the museum, and we will gather together at the close of our museum tour to reflect on what we learned as a group. Our first visit will be Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 2pm EST.
- “The Legacy of 1964 for 2024” – This year marks the 60th anniversary of a variety of major events in the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement. On Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10am-4pm, we will host the workshop “The Legacy of 1964 for 2024”. Jim Melson will lead us through a combination of worship, presentations, video clips, and small group sharing as we remember the witness and sacrifice of so many faithful ones 60 years ago and recommit to following God’s ongoing call for racial justice in our time.
- An American Lent – This daily Lenten journey through America’s history of slavery, segregation, and racism continues to be a transformational tool for American Christian communities seeking to pray, learn, lament, and confess in light of America’s history of slavery, segregation, and racism. Join us as we will journey through this devotional series online during the 2024 season of Lent. We will meet for discussion Tuesdays from February 13th to April 2nd at 7pm.
- I’m Smart, Too: Film Viewing and Panel Discussion – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools gained notoriety in 2016 when news broke that the “achievement gap” between white and Black students was among the widest in the nation. In fact, the disenfranchisement of Black children has been occurring ever since schools were formally integrated. I’m Smart, Too explores how the seeds of the disparities are cultivated in the early grades and the lasting impact of these experiences. Join us to view the short film and hear from a panel from the documentary. Date to be announced.
- PILGRIMAGE: “Racial History and Activism in Arlington” – Come join us for a combo bus and walking tour of historic Arlington. The sites we’ll visit include: the original DC boundary stone, Arlington House, site of sit-ins and other desegregation activism, history of displacement of residents of color during DC development and recent historical activism. We hope you’re able to join us as we hear the rich history and pray over the city of Arlington. There are two opportunities for join us, Saturday, April 13 or May 4.
- “Journey to Justice: Overview of the Ministry of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Modern Civil Rights Movement” – This three part online series will be led by guest presenter Jim Melson from Cornelius Corps. The headshot he sends for “The Legacy of 1964 for 2024” can be used for this event as well. The description from the website reads, “The focus of this workshop is on major events from the ministry of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement in the years 1955-1968 through presentations, video clips, and small group discussion.” The dates for this series are Thursdays, April 25, May 2 and 9.
- …and much, much more in 2024