Ambassadors of Reconciliation

Faith, Race, and Our City
Nov. 3, 2013 – Nov. 24, 2013

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to work to bring about God’s good desires for our world. The Apostle Paul described us as Christ’s ambassadors, telling us that “God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ… gave us the ministry of reconciliation”. If we are to live up this calling in Rochester, we must strive for racial reconciliation. This challenging idea will be our topic during the month of November.

Message line-up:

Faith, Race, and Our City, Part One
Pastor Scott Austin

An overview of the unique challenges Rochester faces with regard to racism, and a call for God’s people to stand up and address those problems.

Video segment viewed during message available on YouTube

Panel Discussion

A panel of local leaders will speak and answer questions about racism, faith, the church, and our city. Featuring panelists from Northeast Area Development (NEAD):

  • George Moses, Executive Director
  • Wallace Smith, Coordinator for Family and Community Engagement
  • Robert Moses, Commercial Development Director
There Is Good in the Hood: Which Gospel Do You Believe?
Pastor Marlowe Washington

We are thrilled to be joined by guest speaker Rev. Marlowe Washington. Pastor Marlowe is the founding pastor of Christ Community Church of Rochester and has a unique perspective to offer to our conversation about faith, race, and Rochester. He will be joined by members, deacons, and musicians from CCC, who will also share with us!

Acts 10:9-16
Faith, Race, and Our City, Part Two
Pastor Scott Austin

The topic of this message will be: What have we learned during this series? Hence, the details are not yet known!

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