From time to time, the pastors at 1st UMC will mention resources available to help you expand on the themes from the sermons.

Please take a look at the list below and check out some of the books, websites, etc. 

Anti Racism Resources

Service of Lament and Healing

Saturday, June 20th at 3:00 pm

Live Worship via Zoom Webinar

Click here to register

Free Streaming Movie

You can rent the movie "Just Mercy" (starring Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx) 

for free in June through a variety of digital movie platforms in the United States including:

Apple TV

Fandango Now

Google Play

Amazon Prime Video


The Play Station Store




Helpful Websites and Links

Southern Poverty Law Center

Sentencing Project

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech The Other America

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letters from Birmingham Jail

Books on Anti Racism

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo   

(Sarah is leading an online small group study on this book.  Click here to learn more and sign up.)

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Burning House by Anders Walker

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

A Different Mirror for Young People by Ronald Takaki

How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisii Coates

Topic Specific Books

Poverty; Housing

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Police Violence; Mass Incarceration

Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill


Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen


Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Segregation; Housing; Redlining

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Voter Suppression

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney

Integration in East Tennessee

This Promise of Change by JoAnn Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Documentary Films

The Clinton 12:  A documentary by Keith McDaniel