Over the last few weeks, the violence of black lives have been on the forefront of our minds as we grieve the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Protesters have been crying out for justice. Social media and news outlets have been debating and discussing this reality. With so many different voices it can be difficult to quiet our own minds and hearts and begin to discern how to respond, what to do?
We will be looking together at "Black lives, violence and Jesus" and we will be asking the question: "HOW LONG OH LORD?" We will learn together with Jesus as we open the Bible and try to discern through all of these things.
We believe that the Bible and Jesus calls us to love our neighbors including those who are racially different than us. Our hope is to listen and learn together with Jesus, listen to different friends and partners in our community and partner with them as we seek to live out Jesus' call to love one another. Below are some resources, sermons and partnerships that Riverside has developed over the years.