From a period of visioning and discernment in the fall, Immanuel members and staff are embarking on a period of deepening our commitment to racial justice. We are seeking to move towards racial justice not just as a program of the church, but as an identity of the church. From trainings and conversations, we have learned more about how institutions, including Immanuel, are rooted in white supremacy. We want to address this in an intentional and explicit way. We will be doing racial justice moments during worship throughout Lent. We are also going to explore further racial justice trainings for our leadership, as well as congregation-wide educational activities. Please see the following announcement for one of these opportunities. We are tying this in with our work on the $15 minimum wage and criminal justice reform, as our advocacy foci related to racial justice. Utilizing resources from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (see below), we will engage in a bold—yet grace-filled, long-term process of creating an anti-racist institution that is better able to love and work for justice. You are invited to be a part of the planning group on Monday, February 26th, at 7pm, in the Chapel. If you have any questions or would like to be involved, please contact Rev. Kari, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Isaac, email@example.com.