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Rev. Justin writes:
Every Sunday, in the Universalist Spirit of Love and Hope, we remind ourselves that we are a faith community dedicated to “welcoming, affirming, and protecting the light in each human heart, listening deeply to where love is calling us next, and, with humility, bravery, and compassion, acting for justice in the world. We do all of these things with a deep commitment to racial justice.”
In the next few weeks, we have a number of opportunities to put our faith into action. These events will have a strong presence of First Universalist members and friends:
- On Saturday, Jan. 21, join us at the St. Paul College Parking Lot E at 10:30 a.m. for the Women’s March at the Capitol. All are welcome, as we march in spirit with many loved ones who are marching in Washington, D.C. Look for our “We Believe that Black Lives Matter” banner.
- On Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-4 p.m., our 1st-5th grade Religious Education volunteers and parents/guardians are invited to a training on delivering diversity and racial justice lessons to kids, presented by AMAZE. Learn more and register here.
- On Sunday, Jan. 22, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., local faith leaders are hosting a workshop called, “Disrupting Hate: Tools of Resistance and Liberation,” at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Ave. S. A worship service follows at 5 p.m. I’ll be participating in this service.
- On Saturday, Jan. 28, ISAIAH is hosting a “Prophetic Resistance” workshop from 1-4 p.m. at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave. At this event, “We will call on our Governor, legislative and national representatives to resist with us and to declare Sanctuary, safety and healthy communities for all people in Minnesota.” I will be at this event, and hope you will join me.
Whatever it is you do, I hope you will do something to raise your voice, to become more spiritually grounded, to meet this moment! Together, we can discover our power, build new relationships, and help create a community that works for all.
I’ll see you in Church,