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Sunday Morning Worship

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our traditional Sunday service follows the lectionary and liturgical calendar and is centered around Scripture, preaching, music, and prayer. Join us at 11:00 am ET, online or in person. Prelude begins at 10:45 am ET. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, have them call (844) 223-6490 to listen to the Sunday morning worship service livestream from their phone. (You can listen live on Sunday morning or call to listen on demand throughout the week.)

About Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas 

Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas is a leading Christian social ethicist, womanist trailblazer, ordained pastoral counselor, scholar activist, and highly sought institutional pioneer in theological education. She holds the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and is the co-founder and leader of the nationally-acclaimed Black Religious Scholars Group (BRSG) and CEO of Strategic Effective Ethical Solutions (SEES). She has also served as past Executive Director of the Society of Christian Ethics (SCE) and as past President of the Society of Study of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (SRER).

Her research and teaching engage the intersection of ethics, feminist/womanist studies, Black Church Studies, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, and postcolonial studies with an overall approach to the study of Christian social ethics that engages broad questions of moral agency, cultural memory, ethical responsibility and social justice. Drawing upon socio-historical methods and liberation ethics, her work in Christian social ethics has a threefold focus—race, gender, and class—and she is equally interested in the challenges of religious pluralism, social justice and the political world. She is concerned with what she calls “the why crisis” of faith that guides moral reasoning and ethics towards constructive thought that leads to visions of social justice and the common good. She considers the work of religious discourse and Christian faith to be inseparable from thinking about how to construct a justice-seeking community.

Floyd-Thomas’ research trajectory envisions the challenge for constructive ethics in making liberationist discourse and theologies more viable. This is exemplified in her numerous articles, book chapters, and ten books, including the most recently released Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society, Religion, Race, and COVID-19: Confronting White Supremacy in the Pandemic, The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture, Walking through the Valley: Womanist Explorations in the Spirit of Katie Geneva Cannon, and the soon to be released, When the Good Life Goes Bad: The US and Its Seven Deadly Sins.

Most of all, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas is a thinking woman of faith embodying radical love and revolutionary justice in the academy, Church, and global community. Whether you engage her through her books and articles, hear her teach, preach or lecture behind podiums, pulpits or in the public square circuit, read her online lectionaries, or attend her many workshop and seminars, it is clear, as one scholar has said, that “Stacey Floyd-Thomas is accessible to any woman or man of good will who is committed to justice-making in academy, church, and society.” It is because of this reputation that she has lectured throughout North America, West Africa, Asia, Europe and South America and has received numerous honors and awards, including the American Academy of Religion Excellence in Teaching Award.

She is loving wife to religious historian, Dr. Juan Floyd-Thomas, and the proud mother of their greatest collaboration, Lillian M. Floyd-Thomas, a brilliant, bright-eyed, and beautiful 14-year-old who cannot wait to make her own mark on the world!


January 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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