Racial Justice

We affirm that Black Lives Matter. When police shootings and mass incarceration affect people of color disproportionately, we remember that Jesus prioritized relationships with society’s marginalized, enacted a realm of radical inclusion (called the “kingdom of God”), and himself died a violent death, executed by the Roman state. First Church has been involved in stand-outs for racial justice, book groups, racial justice preaching and worship service themes, and opportunities to engage our own community’s majority “whiteness.”