Anti-Racism Update 5/6/21

We continue to offer material shared in our Anti-Racism Small Groups:

Psalm 104.v:1-4, 14-30. Verses 27-28 read: “These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.”

In the above passage, what does it mean to “open your hand”?

What good things has God filled our hands with?

  • In 2017, 25,000 children in Rochester lived in poverty. 25,000 children would completely fill Frontier Field twice. Rochester’s children’s poverty rate hovers around 50%; the national poverty rate is 18%. (ActRochester)

  • African American children are nearly 4 times more likely to experience child poverty than Whites. (From HardFacts2020  Child Health and Wellbeing in 9-County Region)

  • In Foodlink’s 10-county service area, food insecurity is projected to rise 45 percent due to the impact of the Coronavirus on households across our region. Statistics showed a steady decline in food insecurity through 2018 (the most recent data available), when approximately 140,000 people lived in food-insecure households across Foodlink’s service area. Now, that number has risen to nearly 200,000. (From Foodlink)

Acts 10:9–16 and 17-23.

How is the idea of abundance used 9-16 and in 17-23?

What evidence of abundance do you see at Third Church?