Mission of Beloved Community Ministry at Grace

To be welcoming people who provide a loving space for bringing awareness and understanding of our differences so that we may “with one voice glorify God.”


Grace will be putting forward the following initiatives and programs over the coming months:

Be the Bridge 101: Foundational Principles Every White Bridge-Builder Needs to Understand – Mondays July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30pm. Led by Gabrielle Rife & Bonnie Deroski

Register Here:  https://forms.gle/n4Zn7bgh3zLwwwXq8

Speaking of …: a weekly YouTube series of short videos with definitions of some key terms by various voices from the Grace community – the initial videos will include Black Lives Matter, Racism, Implicit Bias, Prejudice and White Privilege.

Dear America: A video montage of voices from the Grace youth.

Book Club – discussion of a book relating to racial issues. Led by Larissa Jay & J’ney Uplinger

SharingStories – Listening/sharing sessions around an open-ended question related to race, ethnicity and personal experiences. Led by Vincent Rife and Will Crank

Be the Bridge Group: The Bridge to Racial Unity – fall 2020. Led by Craig & J’ney Uplinger


For people of color – Healing Racial Trauma

Be the Bridge

Our vision is that people and organizations are aware and responding to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world. People are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. All are equipped to flourish.

Here are some resources recommended by BTB: Resources

Embrace Race

At EmbraceRace, we identify, organize – and, as needed, create – the tools, resources, discussion spaces, and networks we need to meet 4 goals:

  • Nurture resilience in children of color
  • Nurture inclusive, empathetic children of all stripes
  • Raise kids who think critically about racial inequity
  • Support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children

The King Center

We prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology (Nonviolence365®).

Smithsonian – 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America

This page will be updated regularly. Please check back for more resources and courses.