We Are Sorry
We are sorry.
We are sorry if any silence from our church regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody, and the subsequent unrest and hurt that has recently escalated across the country, has been perceived as indifference. Due to the nature of our pre-recorded streaming service, we failed to address our current reality. As a church family, we mourn together the most recent events that highlight the divisions within our country. Furthermore, we are profoundly sorry for not standing more firmly and visibly against the pain of racism that exists towards our black brothers and sisters and other people of color in our community.
When anyone in our church family is hurting, it should hurt all of us. We are sorry that it has taken these recent tragedies for us to begin to understand the pain that many of you live with every day. It is critically important that our church provides an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe to share their concerns and experiences of injustices without being judged. We want all people to be heard, understood, supported, and loved.
We do not have all the answers, but we recognize that inaction is not an option. We plan to listen and create space for healthy conversations about racism and all injustices that grieve the heart of God. Lord, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (2 Chronicles 20:12), but we do know that the love of Christ that binds us will lead us to a place of healing.. “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5.
We ask that you join us by spending time before God, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide your response to these events. This statement is not intended to be conclusive, but rather to start the conversation. Please join us on this journey as we seek to find the will of God together.
-Elders and Ministers