Continuing to Seek Justice

What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice,
and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

With the August 9th anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown approaching, we wanted to provide an update to where we are in addressing issues of race and justice here at Oak Hill and throughout our community. 

mayor slay

Pastor Erin joined other clergy and student leaders working with Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) on Wednesday, July 29, to meet with Mayor Slay to discuss the Civilian Oversight Board.  We wanted to make sure the COB is fully funded (mayor said yes) and that the nominees will represent a diversity of race, age, gender, employment, background, etc. The mayor will announce his nominees to serve on the COB next week.

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Several Oak Hill Members attended the Facilitator Orientation on July 28 for the next round of Sacred Conversations on Race.  The conversation has been extended to invite all churches in our Presbytery to talk about race.  Approximately 44 Presbyterians and their friends attended this first training. If you’re interested in serving as a facilitator, there is still time! Please contact Pastor Erin. 

There are a number of events planned for next week in our neighborhood and throughout the region, in memory of Michael Brown, and in celebration of the justice movement- from silent marches to documentary film screenings, youth art projects, academic lectures, and music concerts.  If you are interested in getting involved, please go to www.fergusonaction.com for more information.

August 5-12, here at Amen House we will be hosting the following: National Staff from Fellowship of Reconciliation, members of the Baptist Peace Fellowship N.A. from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Indiana, Denver Freedom Riders, students and teachers from Warren Wilson College,  and members of the Moral Monday group from Trinity College in Connecticut.

Presbyterian 101

Sunday School may be on summer break, but summer school is in session! 

Sundays after worship, starting today, Pastor Erin will be teaching Presbyterian 101.  This class for all who are curious about the basics of our tradition–brand new to church folks, those interested in membership, long-time members who have questions, or anyone who just likes learning and eating delicious brownies.  We’ll adventure through an overview of Presbyterian History, Theology, and Polity.  All are welcome to come, learn, ask questions and discuss.  We’ll meet from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. in the Theleos Room (downstairs) and lunch will be provided. 

Presbyterian 101: Sundays, July 12, 19, 26: 12 noon -1:00 p.m.

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