WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM)
Each Wednesday from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., a group sponsored by our Wrestling for Racism Team gathers in front of the church at the corner of Aiken Ave and Centre Ave to be a voice of support for BLM. During this time, we pray in voice and in silence. This prayer vigil is a visible expression of FUMC’s desire to be a church that stands for justice.
Everyone, and your neighbor, is invited to come join us. Adherence to social guidelines for mask wearing and physical distancing is required. If you do not have a mask, FUMC will provide one.
We affirm the Annual Conference in its adoption of the fifth foci which is to “dismantle racism.” To this end we have been actively engaged in “Wrestling with Racism.” Members of our congregation have been and continue to be active on the conference Anti-Racism Team.
Our “Wrestling with Racism Team” is engaged in this very important work as our team members struggle to gain our own “anti-racism lens” and seek to lead the congregation to embrace an intentional “anti-racism lens.”
Thus our current over-arching goal is TO CREATE SUSTAINED ENGAGEMENT WITH ANTIRACISM IN OUR CHURCH. We are working to grow as individuals and as a team to discover ways to engage the broader congregation through a variety of means.