Unity Weekend is organized by Derek Grier, founding Pastor of Grace Church in Northern VA and a team of multicultural Christian leaders from across the nation. Click here for information on the organizing of National Unity Weekend.
We live in an unprecedented period in modern American history. The Church has become dangerously polarized by race, ethnicity and cultural differences. Yet, the Bible is very clear regarding the value and importance of unity within the Christian Church.
National Unity Weekend provides a platform for churches nationwide to strategically identify, address, and participate in Gospel-based solutions to our national crisis (James 2:1, 2-3, Galatians 2:11-13, Matthew 28:18-20).
National Unity Weekend will collaborate with National Day of Prayer to set up prayer sites across the country in
May 2024, several weeks before Unity Weekend.
The community service activities will be sponsored by local churches in targeted cities across the country, on June 8th. It is also envisioned that churches in non-targeted cities may hold community service events by themselves or in partnership with other participating churches and Christian organizations. On Sunday, June 9th, 2024, we encourage churches nationwide to preach a healing message on racial unity.
Getting involved in Unity Weekend is simple. Add your church or organization by clicking here and completing the sign-up form. Please note, we encourage leaders of all participating organizations to read the Statement of Change before signing up to participate.
Getting involved in Unity Weekend is simple. Visit the National Unity Weekend 2024 website and complete the sign-up form. On this same page, you can click the “Learn More” button to view the Unity Weekend Guide. Please note, we encourage leaders of all participating organizations to read the Statement of Change before signing up to participate.
There are no direct costs associated with National Unity Weekend participation. Any expenses associated with National Unity Weekend participation will be determined based on the activities in which a church/organization chooses to engage and be managed by that church/organization. Donations are encouraged to support the events, but the organizing team will never charge or request a fee to participate in Unity Weekend.
Participating churches and organizations are expected to conduct Unity Weekend activities consistent with our Core Values unifying principles of Scripture.
prep and volunteer participation? Additional details and resources to support pastors, churches and community organizations for National Unity Weekend can be found at . Please feel free to email the National Unity Weekend Leader Support Team if you have any questions or concerns.
There is a growing list of participating churches and organizations signed up to participate in National Unity Weekend. Please check our Participants Page. We encourage NUW participating churches and organizations to connect with others in their city. Our Resources Page provides ideas and different ways to collaborate with others in your area.
Since June 2023, National Unity Weekend occurs annually, on the 2nd weekend of June. There will also be online and in-person opportunities to engage our Let’s Talk community of Christian leaders to address critical race matters across the US. We will engage in an ongoing and continuous process of examining how we can move the needle and better confront racism and inequality in our churches, our communities, and our nation.
Apart from the obvious spiritual considerations, (John 17:20-21; Gal 3:28, Proverbs 6:16-17), young people list racism as the #4 biggest problem that their generation faces.