As the nation's collective awareness has shed more light on the continued systemic injustice to people of color, a team of people committed to further anti-racism work was formed within the faith development ministry area of this church. Their goal is to embed the DNA of this congregation for generations to come with learning and action opportunities in our church and the local community to support anti-racism efforts. We believe this work is essential as noted in the Social Principles of the Book of Discipline and as encouraged by Bishop Bard of the Michigan Conference.
With sadness, we acknowledge that we are a segregated faith community and commit ourselves to do the work we (people of European descent) need to do to further the inclusive and expansive kin-dom of God here on earth and in this church.
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." -Romans 12:2