Social Justice Sunday is June 23

Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconcilia­tion resource team, would like to remind everyone that February is Black History Month and June 23 is Social Justice Sunday. This spring Grace & Groundings will be sharing resource materials for observing Social Justice Sunday in your congregation.

Grace & Groundings offers resources

By Alysa Short Ohio Conference Coordinator of Volunteers Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s resource team focused on racial awareness and reconciliation, wants to bring your attention to a number of upcoming opportunities: Podcast series — Be sure to follow the Ohio Conference Cast on your podcast platform as there will be a new episode out each month from January through May…

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Putting the focus on social justice

By Nathanael Hofstetter Ressler Note: This year Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, invited Ohio Conference churches to set aside Sunday, June 18, as  Social Justice Sunday. The Grace & Groundings team provided worship planning resources for Social Justice Sunday. Below, Nathanael Hofstetter Ressler, pastor of   Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Hartville, reflects on his congregation’s experience…

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Please let us know how you used these resources

Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, has produced a brief, six-question questionnaire concerning the Social Justice Sunday resources the team shared with congregations. Team members would appreciate hearing from your congregation regardless of whether or not you used the resources. Please take a few minutes to help the team assess the use of these resources. The questionnaire…

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How will you celebrate Social Justice Sunday?

Social Justice Sunday, June 18, is quickly approaching. Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, will be sending each congregation a questionnaire later in the month to learn if and how your congregation celebrated. You may find it beneficial to keep notes on how you celebrated the day in order to respond to some of the questions. Please…

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Celebrate Social Justice Sunday on June 18

Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, is inviting all Ohio Conference churches to set aside Sunday, June 18, as Social Justice Sunday, in recognition of Juneteenth the following day. (If June 18 does not work well for your congregation, please consider setting aside a different Sunday as Social Justice Sunday.) The theme for this year’s Sunday is…

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Social Justice Sunday

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Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, is inviting all Ohio Conference churches to set aside Sunday, June 18, as Social Justice Sunday, in recognition of Juneteenth the following day. (If June 18 does not work well for your congregation, please consider setting aside a different Sunday as Social Justice Sunday.) The team is preparing worship planning resources,…

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June 18 is Social Justice Sunday

Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team, is inviting all Ohio Conference churches to set aside Sunday, June 18, as Social Justice Sunday, in recognition of Juneteenth the following day. (If June 18 does not work well for your congregation, please consider setting aside a different Sunday as Social Justice Sunday.) The team is preparing worship planning resources,…

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