Let’s Talk About Race – A Conversation with Pastor Kelly Chatman

Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register for this conversation.

Clergy and Lay people are invited to join a conversation about race. We will take intentional time together to deliberate on current events and to navigate our culture with the help of Pastor Kelly Chatman.

Pastor Chatman serves as advisor to the Bishop for Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (sister synod to the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod). Kelly Chatman served as senior pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church and director for Redeemer’s non-profit, Redeemer Center for Life from 2001 – February, 2020. Redeemer Center for Life is congregation with a 108-year history in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Redeemer Center for Life programs include, Venture North Bike and Coffee Center, year-round youth development, health commons, 27 attainable housing units and employment readiness programs.

We encourage you to join us for an evening conversation with Pastor Kelly via zoom.

Never Again: Stand and Walk with Ahmaud

Saturday, May 23
5:00 p.m.
Around the church building

For those interested in joining a cadre of friends we are having a Socially Distanced Stand and Walk this Saturday at Christ the King Church.
Participants may choose to Stand with Ahmaud around the church building on Rice Blvd. and  Greenbriar and will have signs to hold and to pin to shirts. Those that want to Walk with Ahmaud may walk the blocks surrounding the church (Rice to Greenbriar to Morningside back to the church).  There will also be an opportunity for a photo op to display on social media for those who just want to drop by or prefer to support from their cars in the church parking lot. Masks are required for all participants outside their cars. Please bring your own liquids, hand sanitizers, and safety pins to pin on your signs.

 Please RSVP so we will know how many signs to make.

Amid the flood of news of Covid-19 from all extremes, we almost missed it. On February 23, 2020 a young man, Ahmaud Arbery, was murdered by two men as he jogged through his mother’s neighborhood in a small town in Georgia. On Mother’s Day weekend thoughts of his mother still suffering from the taking of her son haunted many in the country. As a healing community we are called upon to respond to injustices everywhere even while under the oppressive blanket of Covid-19.

Bread for the World Offering of Letters May 10

What is the 2020 Offering of Letters about?
submitted by Donna Vass
Last year, Bread for the World focused their annual Offering of Letters campaign on global nutrition so mothers and children could get the foods they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Because of your advocacy, both the House and Senate introduced its own versions of a Global Nutrition Resolution.
This year we have two letter writing opportunities, one domestic and one international. Continue reading