St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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Episcopal Churches: Sacred Ground Group

Local Episcopal Churches Collaborating to Start a Sacred Ground Group

    Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.  (from The Episcopal Church website)

Our local Sacred Ground group will begin on Tuesday, October 27 and occur every three weeks (with a break for Christmas) until its completion.  While the curriculum is deep and rewarding, it will require a commitment from participants to prepare for the meetings by reading the material and viewing the films that are provided.

If you are interested in registering for Sacred Ground, please email  In the email, please indicate whether you prefer Tuesday meetings to be from 10am to 12pm or 6pm to 8pm.

Click here for an introduction to Sacred Ground by Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.

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