Roots & Branches: September Series

Sunday Mornings @ Pecan Street The Gathering Circle: 10:00-11:30am @ the Methodist Activity Center (MAC) Bldg. September Conversation Series In the 1700’s a pair of brothers, dissatisfied with their institutional religion and dry faith, set out to bring to life in a fresh way the Good News of God’s love for all people. As they rode on horseback across England, the Wesley brothers gave birth to an expression of faith that held together the heart & the head, social justice & personal piety, God’s Kingdom here on earth and in the life hereafter. In the fields of day laborers, with the children of coal miners, among the poor and the marginalized – Methodism was born. For nearly 300 years, people called “Methodist” have been attempting to live out the way of Jesus within this unique theological tradition. Join Pecan Street Mission this Fall as we explore the roots of our … Read More

Anti-Racism Book Study: Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Schedule Meets weekly on Monday Evenings from Sept. 20 – Nov. 22 Study Overview Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the … Read More