Adults from SPUMC and the greater Sun Prairie community are invited to listening sessions that focus on issues that impact families and children within faith spaces and beyond. As a Reconciling congregation, we welcome all people, regardless of their personal characteristics of age, race, gender, ability, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are inviting adults from the community to come, learn, discuss, and understand these important topics around diversity within our community and how it impacts all.
We will be watching prerecorded sessions from the Parenting Forward Conference followed by discussion. Each prerecorded session is about 20 minutes in length. The Sunday sessions will be held between the 8:30 and 10:45 am services and will be the shorter than the Tuesday evening sessions. If childcare is needed on Tuesdays, please contact the church office at least 48 hours in advance. There is nursery care and Sunday School available for children of all ages during Sunday sessions. Invite others to participate by sharing this event on social media.
- Sunday January 19, between services, Parenting White: Raising Race Conscious Children presented by Jennifer Harvey
- Tuesday January 21, 7pm-9pm, Parenting White: Raising Race Conscious Children presented by Jennifer Harvey & Racial and Social Justice in the Classroom presented by Naomi O’Brien
- Sunday January 26, between services, Parenting Kids so they are free of Gender/Ethnic Stereotypes presented by Christia Brown
- Tuesday January 28, 7pm-9pm, Parenting Kids so they are free of Gender/Ethnic Stereotypes presented by Christia Brown & Reading the Bible with Children as Affirming and Life-Giving Word for Children presented by Julie Faith Parker