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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer Miller

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Rev. Doris K. Dalton

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Pastor Jeff Wells

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Rev. Dr. Traci C. West

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Dr. Sarah Azaransky

Sunday, May 13
Rev. Derrick W. McQueen, Ph.D.


Being White

Pastor Jeff Wells
Lead Pastor, COTV

Recommended Reading:
In preparation for our conversation on Sunday and beyond, Pastor Jeff recommends four short readings:

A Facebook post from Monday by COTV member Isaiah Du Pree:

An article by an anti-racist elected official in St. Louis:
      "White people need to commit to dismantling white supremacy"

And two opinion essays by philosopher George Yancy:
      "Dear White America" and the follow-up essay,
      "Should I Give Up on White People?"


A New Welcome for the Table:
Reimagining the Beloved Community

Rev.  Doris K. Dalton
Executive Director Westchester MLK Jr. Institute for Nonviolence

Recommended Reading:
Reverend Dalton recommends and offers a wonderful resource from The Dialogue Institute, based in Philadelphia. They have an excellent "Dialogue Decalogue", the Ten Principles of Dialogue. This is a useful resource for us to consider how we have hard conversations with those who are not already at the table for a reimagined Beloved Community. Click here to view the website. Click here to download.


Tupac's Song: Coloring Jesus

Rev.  Dr. Althea Spencer Miller
COTV Minister-In-Residence,
Assistant Professor of New Testament at Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ

Recommended Reading:
Professor Spencer Miller recommends reading the following article in preparation for Sunday worship. Click here to read, “What Has Been Done? What Can We Learn? Racial/Ethnic Minority Readings of the Bible in the United States” by Tat-Siong Benny Liew, chair of the department of New Testament at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 


Earlier Worship Series:


Easter: Saved by Love

image credit: Holy Absence by Jan Richardson,


Healing and Wholeness