Just Action Team

The Just Action Team’s purpose is to lead McFarlin in living out the United Methodist Church’s call to action concerning racism found in the Book of Discipline where it states that we:

“shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large.”

If you would like to serve on the Just Action Team or receive updates about what the team is doing on a regular basis, please submit the form below.

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Purpose

The Just Action Team will fulfill this purpose through education opportunities at McFarlin and actions in the community. The Just Action Team affirms that racism is never a part of God’s plan and we can only accomplish our goals with God’s help.

  • This team will include some who volunteer and others whom we recruit, all with the aim of bringing together different skills, viewpoints, life experiences and culturesWe will consult with McFarlin leadership, United Methodist Conference leaders and leaders of diverse communities to help form our team.
  • This team will discern how God desires for our church to move forward with specific, substantial and faith-based actions to change the lives of our Black brothers and sisters and the world in which they live and move and breathe. 

Book Study

In the spring, the Just Action team will offer another 4-week study on the book White Fragility. (purchase at your preferred store, physical or Kindle version) Specific dates and times for the book study will be announced soon! 

We will be using the book & a study guide put together by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo. For those not familiar with Robin DiAngelo or her book, the UMC General Commission on Race and Religion has posted a 20-minute video of Robin DiAngelo outlining her purpose in writing the book. WATCH HERE. We look forward to participating with you in this study!

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Wendi at wneal@mcfarlinumc.org or 321-3484 ext. 105


Read: CALL TO ACTION by the UMC Council of Bishops
Watch: McFarlin’s Call to Action Against Racism