In 1848, the founding members of this congregation shared a commitment to the abolition of slavery in the United States, and a pledge to the abolitionist cause was a requirement of membership in the church.
In continuation of our heritage, I am grateful that Church Council has called for the formation of a new Racial Justice Working Group within the church. When formed, this group will initiate opportunities for discussion and education, and will recommend practical steps for the church to continue our ministry of racial justice. Now begins a time of discernment, to receive questions and perspectives from members of the church, and to seek counsel from experienced practitioners. If you have thoughts to share, or questions to raise, please be in touch with me, or with pastors Anne Marie Holloway and Judy Swahnberg, or you may contact the Office of the Moderator (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the meantime, I invite you to pray with me for the ministry of our church, with thanks for what God has done, and hope for what God has yet to do in our midst.