United Theological Seminary

Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People

July 18, 2021 All day

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, listening, and study. This year’s theme is “Solidarity” focused on Ecclesiastes 4:1-12.

Six guest preachers will each preach from the same passage through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Journey Series.

All are invited to participate in additional learning experiences through online trainings/workshops, Bible and book studies. Continuing Education credit is available; please contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu). Please reserve your spot through the Registration link.

Please note that if you sign up for an event and are unable to attend, we will be creating a digital resource that will be available after the series concludes and will send you the link to access that content.

We’d love to have you join us for ANY and ALL of the events that work for you!

PREACHING – Sundays 9 AM

  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Nicolette Penaranda, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Christian Briones, Mayflower Church UCC, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches

BIBLE STUDY – Sundays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5-6 PM

Life is a journey – of discovery, refining, and growing – that we are not meant to travel alone. Together we will discuss how Scripture defines “solidarity,” exploring biblical stories and examples to help us better walk alongside voices that are on the fringes in our churches and communities today.

BOOK STUDY – Stay tuned for dates and times!

Rev. Tyler Sit will lead us through his recently published book, Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers, as we dive deeply to connect solidarity and faith.


“Allyship vs. Solidarity” facilitated by Rev. Dana Neuhauser on July 31, 7-8:30 PM

“Solidarity: Understanding How Local Government Works – And Doesn’t Work – For Everyone” facilitated by Rev. Nicolette Peñaranda on August 7, 7-9 PM

“How Not to Colonize a Movement” facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy on August 19, 7-9 PM

Click here to register.