This year's All Church Read is an invitation to breathe deeply with the books Sacred Self Care: Daily Practices for Nurturing Our Whole Selves by Chanequa Walker-Barnes and Black Liturgies: Prayers, Poems and Meditations for Staying Human by Cole Arthur Riley. 

Sacred Self Care offers 7 weeks of daily devotionals with a scripture reading, reflection and practice for each day. Black Liturgies is a prayer book, including a section of prayers and reflections based on themes and another section of prayers and ritual practices based on seasons, celebrations, or times. 

Our curriculum puts the two books in conversation with each other in the hopes of weaving a tapestry of care deep and broad enough to empower each of us to meet this moment with our full graceful giftedness. We hope you and your community will join us.

Introduction to the Journey

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  Group Engagement Materials
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Your Convening Team

Rev. Dr. Velda Love

Lead for Join the Movement and Minister for Racial Justice for the United Church of Christ

Dr. Sharon R. Fennema

Join the Movement Curator and Storyteller

Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay

Minister for Worship & Theology for the United Church of Christ