St. Andrew By-The-Sea’s Bridge Builders endeavor to:
- Ensure that the goals and objectives related to racism and inequality are grounded in scripture
- Explore, and thereby better understand, the causes and the extent of racism and inequality
- Educate others on the issues of racism and inequality
- Develop and promote systems for addressing and overcoming racism and inequality
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Bridge Builders Host Julius Scott Lecture Series
On Saturday, March 4, over 150 people attended the Julius Scott Lecture Series, hosted by the Bridge Builders Committee. Dr. Millicent Brown, civil rights leader and lifelong community advocate spoke on “First Children in South Carolina School Desegregation.” The title of her presentation: “Understanding Why Somebody Had to Do it.” Dr. Brown is co-founder and project director of a national initiative to identify the “first children,” like herself, to desegregate previously all-white schools, as part of the Somebody Had to Do it Project.”
The audience was entertained by the exuberant Children’s Choir of Central Oak Grove Baptist Church. We were honored to have Bishop Robin Dease, UMC Bishop of the North George Conference, introduce Dr. Brown. “The presentation by Millicent Brown helped the audience feel the heartbeat of what it felt like to be black and female crossing frightening Southern racial boundaries to move toward ‘liberty and justice for all.’ “Gloria Holmes, Ph.D.
Thank you to the planning committee: Sue Yearwood, Chair; Maddie Tucker, Steve Alm, Dorothy Law, Jane Hilson, Connie Borgianini and Gloria Lucas. A very special thank you to the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this program a success.
A Sampling of Recent Community Programs
A Visual History of African-American Religion – June 2018 presented by Dr. Eric Williams of The Smithsonian Institute
Discussing Faith and Race – June 2019 with Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry
America’s Original Sin – November 2019 book discussion presented by Calvin Lamar
Rosa Parks Building Bridges – February 2020 by Dr. Patricia Felton-Montgomery
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. ~John 13:34
For more information about Bridge Builders, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.