In seeking racial reconciliation, we begin to understand each other through dialogue and relationships.
A mosaic is an image made from the assemblage of small–often broken–pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. Their different colors work together to form a new, beautiful picture. A mosaic happens in community when we experience reconciliation with God and with others who are different from us. Together we form a beautiful, multicolored image.
Willow Creek is a place where people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds are embraced, find a place of belonging, and can unleash their unique contributions toward bringing the hope of Christ to our church, community, and world.
In seeking racial reconciliation, we begin to understand each other through real conversations and authentic relationships. We recognize the devastating consequences of structural inequality in our society, and can become advocates for justice.Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
-- 2 Cor. 5:17 NIV
Black History Month Celebration at Willow South Barrington
What: Black History is American History! Two celebrations with Neo-Soul music on Saturday night and Gospel music on Sunday afternoon, food and Black History Month displays highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans to our church, our culture and our heritage.
When: After the 5:30 p.m. service Feb. 18 and after the 11:15 a.m. service Feb. 19
Where: Guest Central and Auditorium lobby at Willow Creek South Barrington, 67 E. Algonquin Road in South Barrington
Who: Everyone is invited. RSVP at here.
Mosaic Racial Reconciliation Workshop on “Leading in a Diverse World”
What: A Mosaic workshop on racial reconciliation that delves into investing in each other amid inequitable structures.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22
Where: Guest Central at Willow Creek South Barrington, 67 E. Algonquin Road in South Barrington
Who: Everyone is invited.
Black History Month Workshop at Willow Chicago
What: A luncheon and book signing with Lisa Sharon Harper, author of “The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right” and a workshop with Lisa Sharon Harper on Race and Shalom
When: Noon (lunch and book signing); 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. workshop on Sun., Feb. 26
Where: Willow Creek Chicago, 418 Wabash Avenue in Chicago.
Who: Everyone is welcome.
Cost: $10, which includes lunch and workshop registration. Register at willowchicago.org/events
For more info, contact Angie Hong at firstname.lastname@example.org