March 17 – Lent Lecture
GSUCC will join Covenant Christian at Cary First Christian (1109 Evans Rd.) for our annual Community in the Heart of Christ Lent lecture and dinner at 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Our featured speaker this year is Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, whose most recent book is Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. “Publishers Weekly” recent review said, “Wilson-Hartgrove frequently returns to the original landscape of the Bible to reveal the subversive origins of Christianity as he draws parallels between the plight of early Christians and modern day injustices. Bringing together thoughts on the rural working-class, white privilege, and the black-led freedom movement, Wilson-Hartgrove’s book is a must-read for Christians interested in how race-infused politics and distorted religion undermine the American democratic dream.” Following the lecture, all are invited to stay for dinner and continue the conversation in the fellowship hall. “Community in the Heart of Christ” is the long-term project led by Cary First Christian, Covenant Christian (Disciples of Christ), and Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, to engage in worship, reflection, conversation, and action related to the intersections of faith, race, and community.