Racial Reconciliation Conversations and Resources


Conversation 1 —
Conversation 2 —
Conversation 3 —


information about Lena Horne
information about Rep. John Lewis…)
More information about Redlining as described in the conversation —
Website for those interested in supporting black owned businesses in the San Diego area as discussed in the conversation —
Articles/TED Talks
(Short Article) — White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack By Peggy McIntosh
(TED Talk) – The Urgency of Intersectionality – Kimberlé Crenshaw —
(TED Talk) – Racism Has a Cost for Everyone – Heather C. McGhee —
Voice of San Diego Article about police interaction in Southeastern San Diego
CNN Article about how cameras have corrected police reporting of encounters
NY Times article to begin your understanding about qualified immunity 
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr.
Article:  Interracial Interaction Disability: A Problem for Integrated Education By Elizabeth G. Cohen…
news release about NAACP joining boycott of Facebook advertising:…
CNN Article referenced about color bias in young children…
“Don’t stop with the police: Check racism in the prosecutor’s office” by Rachel Cicurel, Washington Post, July 9, 2020
“Study: COVID-19 lockdowns hit black-owned small business the hardest” by Aaron Ross Coleman, Vox, Jule 10, 2020
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin —
Two Nations: Black and White, separate, Hostile, Unequal by Andrew Hacker —
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris —
Any and Every book written by Henry Lewis Gates Jr. —
From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, by William A. Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen, Apr 20, 2020
If you are interested in buying any of these books and would like to support a Black-owned local bookstore at the same timeclick here for a list of stores who are accepting online orders in this time.
Limited Series — When They See Us —
Film Documentary — 13th —
Feature Film — Hidden Figures—

Worship: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Worship: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Worship: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Bi-Weekly Outdoor Communion Service Announcement

Wednesdays @ Noon

Sundays @ 2 PM



July 15 will mark 130 days since the last time the Sacrament of Holy Communion was celebrated by our spiritual community….that is a very long time.  As Methodists we are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion as often as possible, and yet, here we are on a fast of 130 days . The Covid19 pandemic has changed many things about life and a significant one is the inability to gather.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion is to be celebrated together (read the Gospel, Acts and Corinthian accounts) and only in special circumstances, such as for the infirmed, do we extend the table for individuals.


Beginning July 15th there will be two opportunities every week to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion (Wednesdays @ Noon and Sundays @ 2:00 pm.).  These services will take place outside in the Quad and will last only about 10 minutes….welcome, prayer, liturgy, & commune.  Here are some important Do’s and Don’ts.


  • Self screen for Covid19 symptons before arriving to church (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
  • Park nearest the Sanctuary and enter the Quad at the southwest corner
  • Be screened by ushers
  • Let the usher know if you need a chair or can stand or sit on the grass for the 10 minute service
  • Wear a mask (if you don’t have one we will give you one)
  • Stay socially distanced



  • Come to campus if you are experiencing any of the Covid19 symptoms
  • Violate the social distancing standards (if found in violation this experience could be shuttered)
  • Park under the solar panels and pass through the Preschool area (especially Wednesdays). We are adhering to very strict licensing guidelines for operating the Preschool and we do not want to jeopardize these operations with non-essential people entering the Preschool space.  
  • Expect a full worship service….this is a simple time of prayer, liturgy and receiving of the Sacrament


There are lots of “new normal” ways of life to which we will need to adapt.  For the time being, this is the new normal of celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion together…all are invited, come as often as you so desire to receive this means of God’s grace.