MCC Racial Justice Task Force
Monday, Oct 25, 6:30 pm, via Zoom. Join us as we continue our own growth and learning and lead MCC's continuing journey toward becoming a liberating, anti-racism church. All are welcome.
Racial Justice Connections in the Wider Church & Community
MCC participated with other faith communities in an event last week called Teach the Truth Wisconsin in support of an honest telling of history in our churches and in our state's educational institutions. Each faith community was invited to pick a place and tell the truth about the racial history of that place. We chose to make a video of the honest history of the land on which MCC stands and the neighborhood around it. Sonja Keesey-Berg, Aaron Redd, Cheyenne Larson (with Pastor Nick and our Sunday School students) and Pastor Sonja took part. Teach the Truth Wisconsin coincided with the week of Indigenous People's Day and George Floyd's birthday. We encourage you to watch and share our video.
MCC First Nations Task Force
Those who are a part of MCC's First Nations Task Force were inspired on Monday by Larry Littlegeorge and guests. Larry is from the Hochunk Nation, attends Hochunk UCC in Black River Falls, and is president of Alliance for Justice. Larry shared stories about the kinship among all humans and the rest of creation, talked about the devastating impact of the Doctrine of Discover, and will be helping the group make connection with Hochunk historians so MCC can continue its work to know the peoples who first cared for this land, understand the traumatic colonial history in which we are bound, and make steps toward transformational justice. Larry gifted us with a traditional talking stick, handmade for MCC by his wife Cindy.
Braiding Sweetgrass Author Event Recording
The Wisconsin Conference hosted Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants for an author event last weekend. You can watch a recording of this wonderful event by clicking here. The recording will be available until Oct 27.
Racial Justice in the Church
You are welcome to join this monthly conversation-to-action group that is a follow-up to our book immersion of Drew Hart's book Who Will Be a Witness. You don't need to have read the book to participate, but copies are still available for $12 at the office. This group includes both MCC participants and those from other congregations who want to continue their learning and consider their actions. Stay tuned for a November date or be in touch with Pastor Sonja for more information.
MOSES New Member Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021: 10:00-11:30 a.m. by Zoom.
Register here. This is an opportunity to learn about this interfaith organization that works to promote
social justice with a focus on ending mass incarceration. MCC is a member of the organization.
Catch up with this organization's news and events by clicking here.
Solidarity Saturday: Families for Justice
Join Families for Justice at this outdoor event at Tenney Park on Saturday, Oct 30 at 11 am. The topic for this gathering is "Climate Injustice: How are Racism and Climate Change Connected?" There will be a short presentation followed by discussion for adults with child-friendly activities near the discussion site.