Sermon in a six-part "We Don’t Talk About That In Church” series.

This Sunday… Aurora Methodists to explore white privilege

AURORA, Ill., Oct. 3, 2020 — “White Privilege,” the fourth sermon in a six-part “We Don’t Talk About That In Church” series, will be explored at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora. The church holds drive-in services at Aurora Christian Schools, 2255 Sullivan Rd. in Aurora and online at flowingforth umc.org.

The public is invited. Admission and parking are free.

Pastor Derek Rogers said, “For far too long the church has remained silent on certain uncomfortable topics, choosing to ignore them entirely, cover them up, or even worse to reject the people who bring them up.

“We cannot let this go on! We believe that the Gospel matters in all areas of life, and that the church should be a safe space to have conversation no matter the issue.

“This sermon series is a conversation about those things you’ve maybe been told we don’t talk about in church.

“The murder of George Floyd on May 25 set off nationwide protests and conversations about race and racism. One thing was made abundantly clear in the weeks that followed, there are deep racial wounds in our society that have been largely swept under the rug.

“Sadly in the church those same wounds are just as present, and perhaps even more ignored. This weekend we’ll begin a difficult but necessary conversation on racism and white privilege and the way they shape our lives today.”

The sermon series continues with: · Oct. 18: “Sex” · Oct. 25: “Politics”

Rev. Rogers explained drive-in worship. He said, “A drive-in worship service works like a drive-in movie theater, allowing us to hold an in-person worship service while still respecting social distancing.

“Weather permitting, drive-in services will be held through October. We’ll join together in the parking lot, with vehicles socially distanced. Attendees can stay in their vehicles or sit on lawn chairs.

“A free will collection will be taken for monetary donations to the church and nonperishable food items for Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry in Aurora.”

The school building is not open. Restrooms are not available.

Call (630) 239-2321 or visit flowingforthumc.org for more information.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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