United Methodists Stand Against Racism

Participate and involve your voice in discussion and education

End Racism in our Community and Country

Participate in, learn from, watch a documentary or join an online discussion group as the people of the United Methodist Church in our nation and here at Calvary United Methodist strive to end racism in our communities and nation.

Pray, connect, show up, act as United Methodists stand against hate, oppression, injustice and racism.

Central District will be an Antiracist District

For some that is a strong statement and you may have discounted the efforts. To declare that the Central District (Christ-Centered, Community-Connected, and Missionally-Centric) will be an ANTIRACIST DISTRICT simply means that we will be on a learning journey to “see all cultures in all their differences as on the same level, as equals.”

Book Study: Be The Bridge

Our antiracist commitment continues in the Central District.

Our new study will be around the book Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation.

Each session will be via ZOOM and will convene during Black History Month.

Meetings will be held from 6:00 - 7:30 pm each of the following days:

  • Sunday, February 7
  • Sunday, February 21
  • Sunday, February 28

ZOOM Link here


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Meeting ID: 937 710 6582

Bryan Stevenson interview with St. Luke’s UMC

AnchorPoint Sunday Online Bible Study | (previously aired Sunday October 25th)

8:45AM, 12:15PM, 3:15PM, or 6:15PM


(from @stlukesindy on Facebook)

Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the book Just Mercy. There is also an HBO documentary on Bryan’s life called True Justice which you can access through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) website here: http://eji.org/.../eji-documentary-true-justice-wins.../ 

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality (HBO / KUNHARDT FILMS, 2019) Kunhardt Film Foundation | Youtube.com

Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom

Town Hall: Seasoned & Emerging Leaders Discuss Dismantling Racism

(previously aired) August 19 & 26, 1:00 pm

The work of dismantling racism is not new; now more than ever we need to be reminded of the work that has moved us to today’s reality—and to name where we still need to go. In this current season, rising leaders are studying the leadership of those who came before and adding their energy to the ongoing work of dismantling racism.

North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops Commitment to Antiracism

posted June 12, 2020

For Christ is our peace… he has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.

-Ephesians 2:14

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25 has rocked our nation and world and pierced us to the core. The video image seared into our minds, hearts and souls is horrific, terrifying, disgusting and outrageous. While we’ve each made commitments and statements in our respective areas along with many of our cabinet members, we think it important to speak together as the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops. We affirm the work being done in each of our conferences, the work of the Council of Bishops, the work of our General Agencies, and the work of our ecumenical and interfaith partners in responding to this heartbreaking, soul-shattering event.

Read the full article here...