Inclusive Community Online Training

WHAT: Inclusive Community Training provided by Francisco Salinas and Phil Allen. As we work to be a more inclusive community we will be given resources, hold breakout discussions, receive information and training on implicit bias, learned and internalized racism, micro-aggressions etc.

WHY: Many of us think we are inclusive, but when we start to deconstruct our world view, we start to see the bias built into our views on the world and its people and we must acknowledge that we all have our own blind spots to address. Through this workshop, we hope to educate and encourage a change of attitude and understanding that we all have inherent bias that we must work to overcome in order to be a truly inclusive community. Not only to better ourselves, but to understand and advocate for vulnerable communities in Boise and beyond. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

WHERE: ONLINE

WHEN: 9/19 and 10/3 at 11:30am for about 2.5 hours each.

RSVP at: https://forms.office.com/r/DtWW6jxX7b

Or call 208-344-5731


*There will be an optional donation offering to offset workshop costs

October Book Club

Details for October Coming Soon

We will meet on Tuesday, October 12th @ 1pm at the church to discuss this book. If the weather is nice we will sit outside, so please bring a chair. I hope to see you all there!

Carol Bearce, Facilitator


Crop Hunger Walk 2021

Join us for the 40th Ada County CROP Hunger Walk on October 17, 2021.

Our walk will be a hybrid again this year due to the COVID-19. We will have a virtual send-off for walkers at 3 pm, on October 17, through a zoom link. You can join our church team for a “micro walk”, or just walk with your family in your own neighborhood. We will be walking together apart.

Walkers are encouraged to find sponsors —friends, neighbors, co-workers—to donate money online or donation envelopes are available. The need for us to seek donations for Church World Service to end hunger is greater than ever before—those living in poverty are suffering more due to the virus.

Idaho Foodbank will receive 25% of the funds collected to increase agency partners’ capacity to help those in our communities who are food insecure.

Register today for the walk—join our Boise First team! Or, make a donation online. https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/team/boise-first-congregational-united-church-of-christ

Personal checks are fine, too!

Questions? contact Liz Roberts nodawaykid@gmail.com


JAWAM Social Justice Book Study Thursdays, 10 AM


You’re welcome to join JAWAM for our Social Justice Book Study of Colorizing Restorative Justice by Edward C. Valandra.

We will meet at Boise First UCC on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am, to discuss the book a few chapters at a time. Let Shelley Axtell (axtellbois@icloud.com) or Liz Roberts know if you’d like a copy of the book for $29. We are willing to change the time of the discussion if anyone has a conflict at 10:00 on Thursdays.



12 STEP PROGRAMS

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For more information about these and other activities, download the current Herald (newsletter) available here.