ORUCC Indigenous Justice Retreat – Sat. Jan 27th 9am-12pm

Indigenous Justice

Half Day Retreat

Saturday, January 27, 2024 9am-12pm

Friendship Hall

Faith in Action

Save the date! Pastor Julia will be hosting a half-day retreat January 27th from 9am-12pm for the WHOLE CHURCH to wonder “what’s next” or “so what?” after dwelling in our Indigenous Justice theme for the last few months.

All are welcome! Please RSVP to me on this email if you plan to join. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

In case of snow, we will meet virtually.

My hope is that we can create a land acknowledgement task force to work on crafting that statement, with the “so what” commitment (not just stating we are all on stolen land).

On our agenda will be thinking and praying together about how we use our building, grounds and financial resources in light of the radical call of the Land Back movement and our commitment to our neighborhood.

We will wonder how Indigenous Justice overlaps with Racial Justice and Care of Creation work, and any other form of justice we care deeply about.

We will be listening for any ideas that have emerged as potential action items that ORUCC could engage in that would be faithful to our commitment to justice.

My hope is that this conversation will be a generative space and a restorative space, with some prayer and retreat time, as we call on God’s Holy Spirit to guide us.

Thank you for considering joining. We want many voices represented in the room!