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Racial Unity

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Amos 5:24

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR BILL

What should I do? What do I say? Do I even understand the real issues? These are questions that have come to my mind as a follower of Jesus and leader in His church as I consider the ugly reality of racism in our country. God throughout the Bible is clear on His love for all people, that all people are bearers of His image, and He does not tolerate social and racial injustice (see prophets).

So as we desire to grow and reflect the love of God in our own lives we thought we’d pass on some resources for you to consider. Below are books, podcasts, articles, even movies that have been helpful to myself and others I trust. Let’s grow in our understanding by continuing the conversations with friends of a different color than yourself as well as individually educate ourselves. Let’s also remember to lovingly encourage others to join us on this journey and pray that God protects us from self-righteousness in the process.

As always, when reading, listening or watching the resources below, I expect all of us to filter everything through the truth of God’s Word. Receive what resonates with God and His heart and reject that which contradicts. Let’s have a posture of grace and truth while we learn.

I’m committed to growing with you in thinking, loving and living like Jesus.

Click below to read Rolling Hills’ Racial Unity Statement of Faith.

Bill Towne

Bill Towne

Lead Pastor

RACIAL UNITY RESOURCES

Below are a few resources that can help you on the path of learning about racial reconciliation, racial unity, and history. The outside resources listed below may not align with the doctrine of Rolling Hills, but these resources are offered as tools for you to use as you engage in conversations with those in your community and our faith family about topics on race. In all conversations, we encourage you to engage thoughtfully in grace, love, and truth, being quick to listen and slow to speak.

Knocking Down Walls Sermon by Pastor Bill Towne (July 24, 2022)

“Letters from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.

Just Mercy – Movie available to rent (PG-13)

Selma – Movie available to rent (PG-13)

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21