As Rochester continues to struggle with our turn in the racial justice spotlight, we at Asbury First are looking for ways to respond faithfully both at this moment and going forward. Many have asked what we can do right now as individuals and as a congregation to confront the realities of racism in our community.
Please continue to check here for different resources, guides, books, films, and more that can assist you on the journey toward racial justice in Rochester and beyond. Join our Facebook group for more interactive links and events at www.facebook.com/groups/racialjusticegroupasburyfirst.
We have also created a specially designated fund called the Racial Justice Advocacy Fund to which any may contribute. These funds will be distributed to local organizations and community efforts that are committed to ending racism in Rochester. Click here to donate.
We hope you were inspired by our Black History Month sermon series: The First 402. Take some time to watch or re-watch these amazing sermons by visiting our worship archive.
Black History is American History, and remembering these stories is a lifelong commitment. To join us in an ongoing effort to educate ourselves about our nation’s history, we’ve compiled a list of resources for learning. You can also find more tools and resources for learning below.