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Anti-Racist Preaching: A Preaching WELL Event
with Lisa Yebuah and Jamie Thompson
October 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This event is part of a larger three-event Preaching WELL series. To learn about the whole series, visit our Preaching WELL page.
This year, Preaching WELL is an opportunity to hear from our NCC preachers about how they have both struggled and succeeded at crafting sermons on three topics that challenge our everyday lives and our experience as Christians. These virtual sessions will be a time of exploration and sharing and will include experiences from our speakers, small group breakout time, and Q&A.
We know that context matters, so we have matched up a preacher from rural settings with a preacher from an urban or suburban context. Whether you proclaim weekly or preaching is an occasional part of your ministry, we welcome you to join the conversation as we dive into three challenging topics that are critically relevant for preaching today.
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About Lisa Yebuah
Lisa Yebuah is the pastor of the Southeast Raleigh Table, the newest worshipping community of Edenton Street UMC, and also serves on the Cabinet as the Spiritual Director and Advisor for Inclusion and Equity. She’s a 1999 graduate of Wofford College and a 2004 graduate of Duke University Divinity School. Life in ministry is at the heart of who she is.
When asked, Lisa sums up her vocation through the lens of Mark 2: “I’m trying to help people in the pews become less concerned about the holes we make in our roofs and become more holy restless about our friends who’re bound to their mats.” Beyond ministry, Lisa is a professional people watcher, a biscuit-eating CrossFitter, and a seasoned trash-talker during the football season.
About Jamie Thompson
Jamie Thompson is Pastor at Pink Hill United Methodist Church and is also a convener in a new ministry called Community Connection, working to build authentic relationships across dividing lines and cultivate healing in rural, eastern North Carolina. She is a 2007 graduate of Mount Olive College, 2011 and 2012 graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Jamie loves being outdoors, working out, martial arts, the ocean, and her two cats named Zippy and Gladys Herdman. For a long time now, Jamie has had a passion and heart for doing the work of racial and economic justice in rural, eastern North Carolina. In stubborn hope, she keeps the words of her mentor, Dr. Katie Cannon, in mind, “Do the work your soul must have,” and, “when it gets hard, just keep going on faith.”