Resolution on Racial Justice As individuals, we commit to a new level of engagement, to continually seek ways to use our voices, our privilege, our standing in the community to effect change. As a congregation, we commit to turning a new page. We declare the obvious—that Black lives matter to our beloved community. We affirm the need for powerful words and collective action, both to call out injustice and to call in love.
RRUUC Land and Labor Acknowledgment We acknowledge that the land on which we worship is the traditional land of the Nacotchtank and Piscataway people and the land through which other Indigenous Peoples traveled. We acknowledge that enslaved African people and their descendants likely labored and lived on this land. We recognize these and other people displaced, enslaved, or harmed by past injustices.
We pledge that we will follow our faith in love and work to make our congregation and our larger community more accessible, inclusive, and equitable. We pledge that we will be good stewards of the land by encouraging healthy ecosystems. We pledge to remember the past while building a more just and welcoming future for all.
This Sunday we will have the chance to see our new ministerial team in action together for the very first time. So, that’s going to be worth showing up for.
In a cultural and political context that tends to put people in boxes, Amanda and Nancy will ask how we can embrace our complexities and face the challenges therein – by celebrating rather than erasing our differences. How can we imagine a new way of being together that’s not limited to social categories? How can we bring our full selves to the table in this crucial moment that demands nothing less than authenticity?