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Mon, Feb 12



At the Table: From Diversity to Belonging

A four-week webinar with Rev. Irene Lewis-Wimbley and Rev. Herminia Esqueda focused on racial justice and racial reconciliation. Done in partnership with the NOW Movement. We will meet over Zoom every Monday 6pm-7:30pm (Central). Click below to learn more and to register.

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At the Table: From Diversity to Belonging
At the Table: From Diversity to Belonging

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2024, 6:00 PM CST – Mar 04, 2024, 7:30 PM CST


About The EVENT

This webinar is offered in partnership with the NOW Movement for clergy and laity to discuss moving as a church from diversity to belonging. It will focus on racial justice and reconciliation. More details to come soon.

The NOW Movement is a grassroots, coordinated effort of Nazarenes in USA and Canada who are emboldened by the Spirit to pursue justice NOW.

The $50 registration gives you access to all 4 sessions as well as a copy of  Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church by Mark DeYmaz and Oneya Fennell Okuwobi which will be mailed to you. The course will meet for 4 weeks on Mondays from February 12th-March 4th at 6pm-7:30pm Central for 6 total hours of lifelong learning.

Rev. Irene Lewis-Wimbley was called to Peoria's southside by Pekin First Church Of The Nazarene and has launched Southside Community Center in the heart of the second poorest zip code in Illinois. SCC is a reconciliation space for the Church and community where we learn together - Black, White and Brown - Biblical Reconciliation and Kingdom Building. In Irene's role there she founded the Evergreen Project, a strategic planning and training model designed to mobilize lay leadership alongside developing indigenous leaders to engage in gospel saturation of some of our most marginalized populations in Northwest Illinois.  Irene is a 2011 graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a BA in Pastoral Studies and has 11 years of experience in the social work field. Irene went into full-time ministry in 2016. Irene graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Master's degree in Pastoral Leadership and was ordained in the spring of 2018.

Rev. Herminia Esqueda is the District Multi-Cultural Ministries Coordinator for the Northwest District. She also serves as an Associate Pastor along with her Lead Pastor husband Armando at the Wapato Church. In addition, she works as an IT System Administrator for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Herminia also serves as a founding member of the NOW Movement Network.

Click here to watch an interview with Rev. Irene and Rev. Herminia!

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