In light of events that have occurred in the past year, and as we find ourselves once again at a watershed moment in history, we have encouraged the congregation of All Saints Lutheran Church to continue to engage in dialogue concerning issues of racial reconciliation and inclusivity of all people. While we always strive to promote justice, compassion, equality, and reconciliation in our classes, book studies, and sermons, it is evident that we all can do more, and that more intentional dialogue is needed.
To this end, we want to launch a year of Authentic Diversity here at All Saints. Our hope is to include book studies, conversations, film-showings, guest speakers, and more. To kick off this year of Authentic Diversity, we will be offering a 21-Day Racial Reconciliation Challenge. This 21-Day Challenge is an interactive PDF document, which will be shared on this page. The 'challenge' of this document is simple: Over a period of 21 days, you are encouraged to do one 'daily action' in order to further your understanding of racial reconciliation (these actions range from reading an online article, to watching a short YouTube video, to reading scripture and a prayer).
To accompany this 21-Day Racial Reconciliation Challenge, we are conducting weekly Zoom meetings for those who are interested in group reflection and discussion. Click here to register for the Zoom meetings. They will occur on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning on January 27 and running until February 10.
We encourage you to journey with us, as we engage in working for justice and peace in our world.
Pastor Bonnie Gerber, Pastor Scott Nellis