Sunday, June 25 – Taco Bar and Discussion at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall
Rev. Grant Stevensen, an organizer with Isaiah MN, will be with us. Grant has led several workshops on immigration and worked with the 39 sanctuary congregations in Minnesota. ISAIAH is a faith-based coalition of more than 100 member congregations that lets communities in Minnesota more effectively live out their faith in biblical justice and the common good, and act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in our state. For more info about being a Sanctuary Congregation, click here.
The vision statement for being a sanctuary church is:
“When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of [them]. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love [them] like one of your own. Remember that you were once foreigners in Egypt. I am God, your God.” Leviticus 19:33-34, The Message
“Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’” Mark 12:29-31, NRSV