Interruptions and transitions. They can sometimes derail a plan - either for a day or a season. But some kind of holy hope can pull us through. Feels like the stuff of life sometimes, right? Well, it's also the stuff of Scripture, and we'll ponder it on Sunday.
And as I mentioned in last Sunday's sermon, we here at Christ Church got some exciting news late last week. Here it is, from our Racial Justice Committee:
"We are pleased to share this exciting news: we have received a grant from the Becoming Beloved Community initiative of The Episcopal Church! The funds will allow Christ Church to collaborate with the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas and St. Peter's Church. We will formally launch a project called “In the beginning: Telling the Truth About Our Churches and Race at the Founding.” The $7,000 seed grant will build on the ongoing archival work and the various programs and articles over the past decades. In working together, we seek to tell a clearer story about race and racism in our past, trusting that research and collaboration will lead us towards a more just contemporary response."
This is another step in our commitment to being vulnerable to and changed by greater awareness of the biases that shape us as individuals and as a community. It's also a next step in the strategic plan we all worked on last year, a reflection of what parishioners say they want to focus on. Stay tuned for more on the cool work this grant enables.
See you Sunday at 10,