Asbury First Book Read: "Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger"


Published: Sept. 14, 2023

Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–7 pm, 1040 Sanctuary and Zoom ( PW Disciple)

Many of us had the opportunity to read and discuss 400 Souls together last year. Following that read, there was a clear call to continue these conversations with a focus on Rochester. With that in mind, we hope you will join us during the month of October as we read through Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger by Justin Murphy. This book highlights the history and realities of our segregated school systems, and offers some ideas and suggestions about how we might advocate for change.

All are encouraged to read along with us, and to join in our public discussions on Wednesdays from 6–7 pm. On October 4, we will be joined by representatives from the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights & Social Justice and the NYS Poor People's Campaign, who will help set the stage on a national level for some of the disparities and challenges that we will encounter 
as we read through Murphy's book. Please contact Mike Mullin with questions or for more information at

Copies of the book are available for purchase ($27) by contacting the church office at 585-271-1050 x100.

Participants are encouraged to read the following before each gathering:
October 4 — The Introduction

October 11 — Chapters 1-3
October 18 — Chapters 4-6
October 19 — Chapters 7-8 
and the Conclusion