The ELCA has been working hard to help educate and inspire Lutherans to promote fairness and racial equity in our churches, our communities and our country. But it has become more apparent how much work remains to be done. With 96% of our membership Caucasian, we remain the least integrated of the nation’s major Christian denominations.
Just recently Anne Arundel County sponsored a Bias and Hate Crimes Forum. In a letter to the county, County Executive Steuart Pittman stated that Anne Arundel County was identified by Maryland State Police as the county with the most reported hate bias incidents in 2018.
During the season of Lent, we turn and reflect on our sinfulness as it relates to this topic. The 2020 Lenten Series was inspired by a January 2020 article in the Living Lutheran magazine. You can access the article by going to: https://www.livinglutheran.
Please join others for this holy and sacred conversation.
LENTEN WORSHIP SERIES SCHEDULE:
Ash Wednesday, February 26: White Privilege and Me
Tuesday, March 3: Unpacking White Privilege
Tuesday, March 10: Wide Disparities
Tuesday, March 17: Taking the White Privilege Test
Tuesday, March 24: Responding to Racism
Tuesday, March 31: Listen to Others with Special Guest Bishop Bill Gohl
Please note Ash Wednesday worship is at 7 pm.
Each of the Tuesday events begin with a simple family friendly meal at 6 pm. Worship and Discussion will begin at 6:30 pm.