As more light has been shed on continued systemic injustice to people of color, a team of people committed to anti-racism work surfaced here at First. Their goal is to further anti-racism and inclusion work so that its continued impact is embedded into the DNA of this congregation for generations to come. 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 doing the work we need to do to further the inclusive and expansive kin-dom of God here on earth.
"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