Racial Justice Conversations – Sunday, September 19, 11:00 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 11:00 a.m. – Good Shepherd’s Backyard – CONGREGATIONAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE
Join Good Shepherd’s Antiracism Task Force for a congregational conversation about race, racial justice, and the church. We’ll lay the groundwork for the introduction of the Racial Justice Statement by hearing personal stories from several members and defining a few key racial justice terms. Conversations will be held outside if the weather allows, with masks optional. If the weather is inclement, conversations will be in the Fellowship Hall, with masks required. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11:00 a.m. – Good Shepherd’s Backyard – INTRODUCTION OF GOOD SHEPHERD’S RACIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT TO THE CONGREGATION
A draft of the Good Shepherd Racial Justice Statement will be shared by our Antiracism Task Force. This session will be an opportunity to hear the statement in community. Through brief conversations, we will engage with the content of the statement and reflect on our initial responses. The committee will arrange a separate time in October to gather feedback from the congregation about the statement. Conversations will be held outside if the weather allows, with masks optional. If the weather is inclement, conversations will be in the Fellowship Hall, with masks requiredMembers of the Antiracism Task Force are Jon Ailabouni and Megan Buckingham (co-chairs), Erin Anderson, Bob Felde, Bob Naslund, Jennifer Self, and Pastor Amy.