Date(s) - 10/08/2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

NO K-8 RE or SHYG this Sunday.

This Sunday there is no RE for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Children and youth are invited to stay in the main service. This important day reminds we are on unceded, stolen land of the Tamien and Ramaytush people. We acknowledge these communities, their elders both past and present, and their future generations, and we thank the past, present, and future generations of these tribes for their stewardship of the land where we now sit. As we join together in the name of creating a community that is caring, wise, sustainable, justice-seeking, and dedicated to transforming the world for the better, let us remember that to do so, we must join the work of dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism. We were not the people who took this land, but neither do we wish to create our community at the expense of any other. So we begin with awareness and gratitude, and pledge to join the Tamien and Ramaytush people whenever they ask us for solidarity.

If you would like some reading recs for this important day, check out:

Mascot by Charles Waters and Traci Sorell (High School)

This novel is a fictional story loosely based on the real life debate over the formerly named NFL team known as the Washington Redskins and now named the Washington Commanders. It tells the story of a high school debating over a mascot in the DC metro area.

Senior High Youth Group (grades 9-12) or SHYG — Teenagers in high school are welcome to join SHYG for fun and community-building, learning, worship, leadership development, and social action. SHYG meets most Sunday evenings at church., from Sept. through May.  Please join to get the latest schedule.

Join the SHYG Slack channel to get meeting info. Contact Rev. Cat to request membership.

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