At this particular time in history it is good for us to study what the issues are concerning racial justice, and in particular how our faith informs our individual response. What is structural racism? How does it affect our lives and the lives of those around us? What can we do about it?
You may participate in this 21-day challenge by taking the challenge on your own time and schedule (see https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/racism/ for the content of the 21 day challenge) or by following a 3-day a week calendar with others from the congregation, and participating as you are able with a 30 minute discussion online to reflect on what we have read that day. The discussions and prayer together will be on zoom at 7 PM Monday, 7 PM Wednesday, and 2:30 PM Friday. A calendar will be emailed soon to all participants. We will begin on June 29th.
Linda R, Kim W, Don I, and Pastor Amy will be your leaders for the online discussion and prayers.
If you would like to participate with others, please contact Kim or Pastor Amy so we can send you our discussion calendar. You are also welcome to invite friends or family to join us. Printed packets of many of the materials from the 21 day challenge are available if that would be helpful for you (there is a lot of reading in this challenge). We can leave the packet at the church for you to pick up, or mail it to you.
And whether you participate or not, I encourage you to include racial justice in your prayers, perhaps as inspired by the signs held by the children in the photo below. “May God’s love transform us into friends.”