An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Slavery and the Construction of our White House
As our Nation celebrates Labor Day, we offer this opportunity to learn more about one of the more significant ways that slave labor contributed to the development of our Nation. Click here to learn more.
Click on the links below to discover how you may be unconsciously speaking with racist language.
- God calls us to love our neighbor and to reach out to those in need. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34
- God calls us to treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or political beliefs. “The second is this ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
- God calls us to listen to those who struggle for equality. “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his neighbor in need, yet closes their heart against the neighbor, how does God’s law abide in that person?” John 3:17
Therefore, with the hope and promise of our Still Speaking God, we commit the resources of the church to create and support a new Racial Justice Ministry that will educate our church community about racism and its ills, while seeking to improve race relations in our community and beyond.
The members of the Racial Justice Ministry are Isabel Caruso, Vivian Fueyo, Dane Petersen, Ken Salak, Dawn Shedden and Rev. Dr. Guillermo Márquez-Sterling.