Please join us Sunday as we welcome the Rev. Roberto Ochoa from the national offices of the United Church of Christ as our preacher. Roberto has many responsibilities as a national officer, including shepherding Congregations of Color in the UCC. I have known him for many years, and he is the consummate pastor. I know his presence will be a blessing for us as he preaches on John 12:20-33.
Please keep Asian and Asian-American members of our communities in your prayers during a time of increased and documented violence. I know we are especially horrified by what has happened in Atlanta, which we are still learning about as I write this. Nine of us are reading Know My Name by Chanel Miller right now, which describes her experience of sexual violence as an Asian-American woman in this area. This is a time for solidarity. Here is one statement by communities most immediately affected in Atlanta. Stay tuned for further responses as we learn more. In the meantime, please pray and reach out to the Asian and Asian-American people in your life and in our community to say, “We notice, we care.”
Hope to see you Sunday.
Rev. Jim Mitulski