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 You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.   Matthew 22:39
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Big ‘pats on the back’ to everyone who had a role in pulling off our first large ARJ public event since the onslaught of Covid. Approximately 450 people attended in person and there are currently 292 views online.    Special kudos to:  Pastor Cheryl Bell, Pastor Jackie McCall, Anita Maltbia and Isaac C. Cates for designing such as inspiring and powerful program. To our Senior Pastors Emanuel Cleaver III and Adam Hamilton for their very meaningful greeting, which you can view here. To all the members of the St. James and Resurrection administrative, communications and technical arts teams who worked so diligently in front and behind the scenes.  To all the ARJ volunteers and their families who pitched in to help. Everyone agreed the outstanding exhibit recognizing the contributions of Black inventors and entrepreneurs was an incredible addition to our program. People found the displays engaging and insightful. Sandra Lamb, on behalf of The Institute of Black Invention & Technology Institute, sends us this message:    “I wish I could send a personal note to each and every one of the dozens of volunteers who assisted me. Please extend my thanks and gratitude for all the help ARJ provided on Saturday and Sunday at your event. I truly appreciate the time, effort, and hard work. I was happy to hear that the exhibit was so well received.”    
Watch and share a replay of the entire ARJ Juneteenth program, including
keynote speaker, Rev. Adrienne Denson Ewell, Red Bridge UMC, plus all the
musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word performers at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cGC8gzNxbA 
Don’t miss this final opportunity for a curator-led tour of this exceptional
exhibit, that takes a deep dive into the history of redlining and how it was
shaped by the Kansas City Region. A group discussion, led by Susan and Tom Ventura, follows over lunch at the nearby Bistreaux Restaurant. Space is limited to 30 participants. Attendees are responsible for their own museum entry tickets and meal costs. Invite friends and family to join you. Arrive by 9:30AM for 10:00AM tour – 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212.     Register Here     GETTING TO KNOW OUR PARTNER CHURCHES BETTER Forging authentic relationships to eliminate the existing racial divide in our communities and churches.      There are so many opportunities for the congregations of St. James and Resurrection to worship and pray together throughout the summer. Commit to attend each other’s worship and prayer services at least once
a month. Note days and times on your calendar now.    Sunday In-Person Worship       St. James Paseo campus  5540 Wayne Ave. KCMO  9:00AM
St. James South campus  9420 James A. Reed Rd. KCMO10:30AM    Resurrection Leawood 13720 Roe Ave. Leawood KS  7:30AM, 9:00AM,11AM & 5:00PM   Resurrection Downtown 601 Grand Blvd. KCMO  9:00AM & 11:00AM   Resurrection West 24000 W Valley Pkyw, Olathe  KS  9:00AM & 11:00AM   Resurrection Blue Springs 601 NE Jefferson St, Blue Springs KS 9:00AM &11:00AM   Resurrection Overland Park 8412 W. 95th St. Overland Park KS 9:00AM & 11:00AM     Check individual church websites for online worship opportunities;  St. James UMC  Church of the Resurrection    Weekday Prayer  St. James SOULed OUT Mid-day Prayer & Conversation with Pastor Jackie McCall  Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon Join the Live Stream Zoom here     Resurrection Vespers Evening Prayer & contemplation with Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton  Tuesday at 7:30PM Join on Facebook Live     St. James Pray Woke  Morning Prayer & Devotion with Senior Pastor Emanuel Clever III  Wednesdays at 7:00 AM Call in at 667-770-1028 Use Access Code 644334         OTHER INFORMATION & ACTIVITIES    Through Darkness to Light:  Photographs Along the Underground Railroad        Exhibit Open Now through August 10  West Wyandotte Library  1737 N 82nd Street  Kansas City, KS 66112   Perhaps the first great freedom movement in the Americas was the
Underground Railroad — the first time when people of different races and
faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive slaves” and the ways they escaped to freedom. She has documented roughly 2,000 miles of Underground Railroad pathways, based off of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey. This exhibition features beautifully dramatic
color photographs, memorabilia, and narratives that together tell the story of the Underground Railroad. The exhibition is organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. Call (913) 295-8250 for details.          Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow  Open Now through September 18  2 Memorial Drive  Kansas City, MO 64108  This special exhibit follows the end of the Civil War to the end of
World War I, highlighting the central role played by African Americans in
advocating for their rights. It examines the depth and breadth of opposition to Black advancement, including how Jim Crow permeated the North. Through art, artifacts, photographs and media, the exhibition highlights these transformative decades in American history and their continued relevance today. The New York Historical Society organized this exhibit. Click HERE to see more      The Institute of Black Innovation & Technology     Schools and organizations interested in displaying any of the exhibits from the Institute of Black Innovation & Technology such as those presented at ARJ’s recent Juneteenth celebration should contact Sandra Lamb at sandralam5@hotmail.com 816-550-3733. The organization will only have two small exhibits after October: Young Entrepreneurs (20 under 20) and The Traveling Trunk, which is designed primarily for school-age children. It features 10 inventors/innovators.
There is a fee for both exhibits.         Read, View and Learn     Visit the Allies for Racial Justice website for great video and book suggestions that can help us better understand our differences, appreciate our similarities and establish Christ-centered solutions to end racial and social injustices. Terrific selections for ARJ Small Groups!    Click HERE for all our recommended reading and video resources.     For more information on Allies for Racial Justice, visit our website:  https://alliesforracialjustice.org
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