Justice Ministries and Witness

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

The conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) has much educational and informational options on their website.  To go directly to their racial justice section please click here.   Varied options to explore are listed on the menu on the left side of the page.

As part of our response to the global conversations and protests over the death of George Floyd and others, St. John’s Grace is committed to providing our members with resources and opportunities for education and discussion. We are transitioning our Open and Affirming task force to a broader Justice Ministry. We are looking for volunteers from all perspectives who are willing to work together to find information, events, workshops, etc. that will be accessible to all interested in learning more, and having prayerful grace-filled discussions.

God sets before us the call to love and care for all God’s children.  To be faithful to that call, it is important to witness to restorative racial justice, dismantle racism, and address privilege. Restorative racial justice means celebrating humanity’s rich cultures, diverse ethnic backgrounds, traditions, and expressions of faith. With this in mind, the UCC and St. John’s Grace have three main goals:

    1. Learn about the historical and current impact of racism on Church and society.
    2. Uncover and correct myths about racism.
    3. Develop strategies to help dismantle racism.

We encourage you to participate in the webinars, and other events and reading material included in the reference link below when possible.

We will continue to be posting these and other opportunities, events and educational materials, as well as using Facebook, email, and postal mail to provide updated information. It is important for all of us to educate ourselves on this topic so that we may follow up with productive and informed dialogue

We hope you all will join us on this journey.

Education and References