All-Church Book Read

All-Church Read July 2020: 
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving

Small Groups Meet:
Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, from 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Thursday, July 9, 16, 23, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM

he author writes, "Waking Up White is the book I wish someone had handed me years ago. My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As I unpack my own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, I reveal how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated my ill-conceived ideas about race.”  

During the month of July, we invite you to read the book along with others at Christ Church. You might finish it in one sitting, or you can digest it slowly, inviting each chapter to settle into you. It is up to you!

After you register, you will receive a reading guide (via email) during the first week of July. In addition, Jenny Beaumont, The Reverend Joan Kilian, and Laura Konitzer will lead two small discussion groups (via Zoom) on Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, from 10:30 - 11:30 AM, and Thursday, July 9, 16, 23, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. If you register for a group, you will receive a Zoom link and password via email.

To purchase the book from the GoodNews Shop, call 704-372-5906 or email
 to request a copy for curbside pick-up.

Complete below registration to join us for our All-Church Read.

All-Church Book Read Registration

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Please let us know if you are a Christ Church member/frequent attendee or if you are a community member/guest.

Small Group Discussion Options

Please let us know whether you would like to participate in a small group discussion of this book.  If so, choose which dates/times you would like to participate.  If not, indicate "No Small Group".

Small Group Choices:*