Wednesdays at FPC are back!

 

Children’s WOW at 3:15 p.m.
Youth AiM choir at 4:15 p.m.
Middle & High School Youth Group at 6:15 p.m.
New Voices at 5:30 p.m.
 

Fellowship Dinner 5:45 p.m., in the Gathering Space
Cost: $11/adult; $5/youth (6th-12th grade); $2/child (pre-school-5th grade)
Reservations required by Monday at 5:00 p.m.
Sign up on the easel in the Gathering Space or click here for this week’s menu
 
 

Adult programming at 6:30 p.m.
Conversations about Race Relations in the 21st Century
 
 

Rebecca Dwight Bruff in conversation with Lawrence Rowland
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation between Rebecca Dwight Bruff and USC-Beaufort distinguished professor of history emeritus Lawrence S. Rowland. Trouble the Water is Bruff’s debut novel; it was inspired by the larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African-American hero of the Civil War. Captivated, Bruff left her job and moved across the country to research and write Trouble the Water. The novel navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal and redemption. “Rather than a biography,” notes Bruff, “I wanted to imagine the world in which he lived…I’ve attempted to honor the perspectives of a few women and men, black and white, enslaved and free, while recognizing the historical and cultural distances to be bridged…The man changed countless lives. Including mine.”
 
 
 
 
 
Otis S. Johnson Speaks on Race Relations
Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with Otis S. Johnson, PhD, former Mayor of the City of Savannah and former Scholar in Residence for Savannah State University. Dr. Johnson has devoted his professional career to making conditions better for low-wealth families in Savannah and throughout the South. He is a highly-regarded educator, civic leader and political leader. His autobiography, From ‘N’ Word’ to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream, was published in 2016. It was his intent to use his life’s journey as an example of how people, especially of his generation, have had to struggle with being called the “N word” all of their lives – no matter how much they achieved in society. He decided to be politically correct with the title of his book, but says that the contents reflect his life as a black person living in the United States of America. It documents his journey through the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement, affirmative action, becoming mayor and now experiencing the positives and negatives of being black after the country
has had it’s first African American president. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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