What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus by Merryl Blair with Suggestions for Leaders by Magdalena I. García explores stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. These stories will lead us into the good news about Jesus Christ and provide us with a richer idea of what the good news is.
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
- to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
- to support the mission of the church worldwide,
- to work for justice and peace, and
- to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Decentering Whiteness …
“Regardless of race, from the moment we take our first breaths on American soil, our existence rotates around whiteness. In this country, whiteness is the standard, the default. From the faces celebrated as beautiful to the people serving as leaders, from styles of dress to patterns of speech, whiteness shapes us as a country and as individuals.”
Click here to read more of this story as it appears in the 2019 September/October issue of Horizons Magazine.