Arrow Rock Federated Church reaches out to its neighbors by hosting Fourth Sunday Community Conversations, an important community dialog forum. On the fourth Sunday of every month from October to March, this event is open to everyone in and around the community. Participants are encouraged to be active, not just listening to the guest speaker, but communicating with each other about important topics in our lives.
At the most recent Conversation, the speaker was Dr. Gary Kremer, who is the Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. The topic of his presentation was "Interpreting Missouri's Complicated Racial History." The goal: to encourage individuals and groups to seek to understand the historical forces that have shaped their lives, as well as the lives of those with whom they come in contact. The church Fellowship Hall was over capacity for this educational and meaningful discussion.