Gather for worship, networking, and workshops. Connect with faith and community leaders who are working for environmental, economic, and racial justice. Cost is $10 per person. Please register by October 19.
12:30 PM Registration and refreshments
1:00 PM INSPIRE through Worship. Our Revival Preacher is Rev. Dr. Damaris Whittaker (see bio below)
2:45 PM CONNECT through Workshop
Racism Repackaged: The Misconception of Change from the 1960s
Christian Activities Council: Lessons on Community Organizing
4:30 PM ACT through engagement and Commissioning
Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister. Although raised in the Pentecostal tradition, her personal faith journey has been diverse. She has a spirit-led style of preaching and leads worship services that are reflective of the cultural diversity of her congregations. She preaches in English and Spanish.
Rev. Whittaker is a public theologian deeply passionate about social justice advocating for racial justice, LGBTQ equality, immigration reform, women’s leadership, universal healthcare, and affordable housing. She is experienced in managing ministry finances, increasing stewardship, and providing mentorship and guidance to her staff. Rev. Whittaker believes she has been called to break down silos and sees intersectionality of faith as a place she can affect change. When not in church, she loves reading, dancing, gardening, kayaking and walking/jogging.
Rev. Whittaker is originally from Humacao, Puerto Rico and is married to Sabas Whittaker. She is Senior Minister at Fort Washington Collegiate in New York City, and formerly served as pastor at First Church of Christ in Hartford, CT.