"Do no harm. Do good. Attend to the ordinances of God." - John Wesley
Joint Church Anti-Racism Ministry
Together, Fairmount Avenue UMC, Immanuel Lutheran, Mac-Plymouth United Congregation, and Pilgrim Lutheran have joined for a justice learning and activism journey united by our faith and the land that we occupy. Over the course of the next year, we will grow in our understanding of colonial history through books, films and speakers. We will engage in acts of repentance and repair through meaningful partnerships and service. We will work towards a more just and healed world.
November 15 - 4:00-5:30pm
Our First Anti-Racism film discussion will be on the film "Dakota Exiles" . We will plan to watch the film together over Zoom and then discuss. Be watching for the .
Email Pastor Shawna for Zoom info: email@example.com
December 1 - 7:00 pm
December 8 - 7:00 pm
December 8 – Zoom Presentation by Christine Diindiisi-Wallette McCleave, President of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition will present on boarding school trauma and history, and the church’s role.
Read more about Christine's work on their website.
Read the Fairmount Avenue UMC Response statement to the killing of George Floyd and add your name to the public statement below.
Fairmount Avenue UMC Racial Injustice Response and Action Plan
After the unjust death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officers, several Black Clergy, Civil Rights Leaders, and other faith leaders gathered to form and support a joint action plan for faith communities to then inform their own responses.
This group decided on four points to center this work, included are the actions supporting this work by the community of Fairmount Avenue UMC. This ministry will continue to evolve and grow as we listen to community leaders and people most impacted by racism.
1. Sweep our Streets (initial cleanup)
2. Secure our Streets (protest with respect for property and Covid protocols)
3. Serve our Streets (some food sources have been destroyed)
4. Save our Streets (by legal and legislative actions)