First-Plymouth Church will offer the new series “United States of Christianity” presented by Dr. Max Perry Mueller (PhD, Harvard University), assistant professor of race and religion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This series will be held online via Zoom, September 13, 27, October 13, November 8 & 29, 6:00-7:00pm. America is at a crossroads. Poisoned politics. Racial awakenings. Cities drowning. Towns destroyed by fire. All while the nation, and the world, is sick and dying from a once-in-century pandemic. America’s churches are at a crossroads, too. This five-part course, studies cutting-edge ideas from a diverse set of cogent chroniclers of Christianity in America. Together, they diagnose America’s crises. While they don’t offer cures for the crises we confront, they do offer new (and renewed) Christian frames of caring for each other, our nation, and ourselves. Sept 13: “Everything Happens for a Reason” by Kate Bowler; nations leading scholar on the prosperity gospel, and is also battling stage four cancer. Sept 27: “In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith and the Stories We Inherit” by Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Divinity, Howard University. Oct 13: “Proclaim Peace: Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict” by Patrick Mason, Chair of Mormon Studies, Utah State University. Nov 8: “A Native Way of Giving” by Michael Carney and Forrest Cuch, tribal member of the Northern Ute tribe. Nov 29: Final series discussion session. This series is free, however registration is required prior to the first class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance for the Zoom link. First-Plymouth Church is a progressive, inclusive Congregational church dedicated to its mission to increase the love of God and neighbor. More information about the church, its programs and services is available at firstplymouth.org.