June 7, 2020

Friends and fellow disciples,

Most of what I wanted to say to you this week was included in the special  congregational email  we sent to you on Monday. 

I pray this has been a week of reflection, of careful listening, of reading and engaging with materials that can help teach us more about who we are called to be. The  21-Day Race Equity Challenge  has been powerful this week, and I continue to learn and with God's help, I am working hard to explore the racism that resides in my heart and within us all. If you signed up for this Challenge, would you please email me and let me know? I'd like to invite you to a conversation in the coming weeks about what we are learning. Diving into a project like this together can be transformational, and the support of other members of the community can help keep us accountable. I'd love to talk with you about it.

I'd also love to know what you all are reading and watching to help your understanding. We have much to learn. And we must pray for God's justice to reign down on our land.

Peace be with you, friends.