Join Casey VanderStel, Pastor Erin, and others from the Antiracism Ministry for a conversation about the future of our church’s welcome statement. We will discuss what we feel is missing from our current statement, what could change, and how we want to communicate our antiracist stance as a church…
“I’m too fat.” Such a small thoughts or phrases that run through our heads that affect how we feel, interact with others, and go about our days. I don’t remember the first time I had a thought like this or when I started hating the way my body looked when I looked in the
On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and Jesus’s journey toward the cross. We commit ourselves to pave the way for well-being in our neighborhood. We wave our palm branches and usher in mental health justice, paving the way with our faith and our commitment to act…
“It is fitting that my first protest was through church, given that faith has always been my motivation for working for social change. With this experience as a gateway, I became more involved in faith-based community organizing and developed my pastoral identity as a change agent in the community.”
Yesterday, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out of concern for
“Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” is a solo show that follows a first-call pastor to his home congregation in the midst of the 2009 ELCA decision on LGBTQ+ clergy. Addressing familial tensions and what makes and breaks community, the script provokes us to question what structures we value. I wish this play were no
To kick-off our LGBTQ Justice campaign, we are hoping to hold two book studies in March. We hope you’ll indicate your interest by signing up.
I shied away from LGBT justice work. It was just too controversial for me. What would my family think? It was better to sit this one out…
After our campaign to support the work of the Center for Changing Lives wraps up in December, we will start a new campaign focused on social justice issues impacting the LGBTQ community. There are many opportunities to explore. What organizations will we engage and support? What type of advocacy do we want to promote? What type of service work should we do?
Get Connected We gather in community outside of worship in a delightful variety of settings. There are opportunities to connect with one another through service, advocacy, education, friendship, and more. Use the tool below to explore the ways that you might like to connect. To see the widest range of groups, leave the drop-down menus