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As we learn more about systemic racism in our country  we have compiled a list of  resources.  We hope you will take advantage of these resources as we continue to uncover the layers of oppression and violence on people of color so that we will be informed and, therefore, act for equity and equality and justice for all.  

NEW RESOURCES:
13th – Documentary

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Here’s a guide on how to talk to your family about racism and white privilege, amid ongoing protests and conversations about racial injustices.

Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III at the Washington National Cathedral on June 28, 2020

Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington National Cathedral on March 31, 1968

Frederick Douglass’ Speech: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? – July 5, 1852

Sermon by The Very Reverend Randy Hollerith, Dean, at the Washington National Cathedral on June 21, 2020

The Hate U Give movie streaming free online – https://people.com/movies/the-hate-u-give-is-now-streaming-free/

Free Course on Racism and American Christianity – Houghton College

Free Course – African American History: From Emancipation to the Present – Yale University

Montgomery County Council declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

60 Minutes: Greenwood Massacre 1921, Oklahoma

Bishop Barber’s Sermon at the Washington National Cathedral on June 14, 2020

Washington Post article about the cover of the New Yorker magazine


The Cross and The Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

An Antiracist Reading List

Children’s Books on Racism and Protests

Black History Movies that Address Racism
Rev. Beth reading “Jesus is Risen” by Agostino Traini

CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR ALL AGES

 

Christian Formation, or growing into the full stature of Christ, is a lifelong process.  Commitments are made at our baptisms to:

  • Continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers,
  • Persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord,
  • Proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ,
  • Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and
  • Strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

We pray for inquiring and discerning hearts, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and love God and the gift of joy and wonder in all God’s works.

St. Nicholas strives to offer age-appropriate formation opportunities for everyone to grow closer to God and Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Nursery – Nursery care is available on Sundays during the school year.

Inter generational Christmas Eve Pageant

Sunday School – Sunday School meets during the school year.  Children attend worship until the Gospel Hymn when they are invited to go to their Sunday School classrooms. The lessons are age-appropriate and focus on the Sunday Gospel through story-telling, Godly play, arts and crafts.   Children return to worship to receive communion and then resume Sunday School until around 11:30 a.m.    Occasionally a Children’s Sermon is offered during the worship service.   Currently there are two Sunday School classes: Ages 3 through Kindergarten and First through Fifth Grade.

Youth Group – Youth Group meets during the school year.  Middle and High School students are encouraged to participate in Youth Group.  The Northern Montgomery Youth Group meets on the first Sunday of the month and St. Nicholas’ Youth Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Youth Group activities focus on Fellowship, Formation, Fun and Service.

Children give funds from their Penny Harvest to Nourish Now. 

Intergenerational Formation – We offer opportunities for everyone to learn together throughout the year.  Some examples include making Advent wreathes, A Penny Harvest, Confirmation Classes, and Newcomer events.

Adult Formation – A variety of Adult Formation opportunities are offered throughout the year including Lenten Study, book club, Newcomer and Confirmation Classes, and Faith in the Public Square.

 

Children learn about the Good Shepherd