Resources for Fighting Racism

We love the diversity of Gods creation. We also are painfully aware of how our differences since the beginning of time have been used in the sinful oppression of people simply because of their race or the color of their skin.
We at HVCC are not experts in racial reconciliation or even on social justice matters. We believe God is the ultimate authority and that His precious Word holds the answers for the problem of sin. The solution is salvation through Jesus Christ, as well as the the continued transforming of our nature through the Holy Spirit. Among Gods creation are those uniquely called and equipped to facilitate conversations and healing regarding racism.
We do see the eradication of racism as one of our mandates, but want to be sure that we point to the ultimate authority, Gods Word, and those He has gifted to lead us as we seek to better love each other as a body of believers.
Below you will find some resources that we pray will help you navigate the conversations our nation is having right now regarding racism.

YOUTUBE

PODCASTS

David Platt and Mike Kelsey

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unity-in-diversity/id990724465?i=1000474898195

Melanated Faith

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-episode-can-i-live-ahmaud-arbery-and-breonna-taylor/id1483872645?i=1000475249324

YOUVERSION BIBLE APP PLANS

VOICES TO FOLLOW

Carlos Whittaker

Latasha Morrison

TD Jakes

Propaganda Hip Hop

Dr. Tony Evans

Priscilla Shirer

Beth Moore

Trillia Newbell

Dr. Anita Phillips

Christine Caine

These are just a few of MANY eloquent and seasoned voices that are making an impact in the area of racism and response.

Each of these resources has links as well for further reading/listening/engaging.

Our hope is to provide resources to help better understand our culture, and, as a church, how to best minister so that the Holy Spirit can bring healing and restoration through the love of Jesus.

Our desire is that HVCC be place of safety, healing, and hope as people of all different colors and histories are able to enter into the sanctuary and experience the powerful and comforting Presence of their Creator.

If you are needing prayer, someone to talk to or process with, we’d love to connect with you. Please feel free to reach out through our webpage, social media pages, or simply call or text Pastor Zach or LeAnne and they would be happy to hear from you.
Pastor Zach: (707)349-1211
LeAnne. : (707)349-0835

IMPORTANT UPDATE

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Now that the state and county officials have given churches the ability to operate with limited capacity and other stipulations and modifications, we wanted to update you on where HVCC is in the process of being able to facilitate in person services. {HVCC never closed, we just began to utilize other platforms and spaces} The next time we gather together it will look different in several ways.

  1. The next time we gather it will not be at the school but inside the walls of our building 🙌🏻
  2. Our amazing construction team and leadership are pushing fervently to finish enough that we can hold gatherings ASAP- hopefully within the next month. This timeline is flexible depending on many variables including the availability of materials etc.
  3. Our services, when they happen, will follow county and state guidelines with facial coverings, social distancing, sanitation stations, etc.
  4. Our services will temporarily be shorter and we may have multiple services to accommodate limited capacity orders.
  5. We WILL continue to utilize social media and our webpage to broadcast online for those that are compromised or do not feel comfortable attending.
    GOD IS MOVING MOUNTAINS. Miracle after miracle has happened so that being able to inhabit our building will be possible. Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment as we step into a new chapter as Hidden Valley Community Church.
18160 Spruce Road Ext. Hidden Valley Lake CA 95467 707-987-3510 Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am at Coyote Valley Elementary Office Hours : Tuesday - Friday 9-12