“There is no social change fairy. There is only the change made by the hands of individuals.”

~Winona LaDuke

The First Congregational Church Justice and Witness and Adult Education Committees are working together with the staff to help us bring our world into focus with God’s Vision of Equity, Justice and Peace. In the coming days, we will be offering opportunities for listening, reflecting and change through spirit led Zoom gatherings and discussions.

To that end, the Adult Education Committee offered a special adult education forum Wednesday, June 10. The forums discussion was based on a video produced by the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity Church, UCC in Chicago. This powerful YouTube video, titled The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery, is available below for you to view.

The Forum by way of Zoom was attended by 67 people and offered an opportunity to discuss the importance of creating a culture of Racial Justice within our church, our community, and the nation. Because we wanted to preserve the safe environment we created for honest discussions we did not videotape the session. We will however have more offerings in the very near future. Please stay tuned.

In the meantime, something to consider…