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

Indigenous Justice

Reading – Beyond Land Acknowledgements

Join for a half-day retreat

Saturday, January 27, 2024 9am-12pm

Friendship Hall

I invite you to read ahead of time “Beyond Land Acknowledgments” a free and helpful resource produced by Native communities, just for our purposes- included in the button above.

Thank you to those who have let me know you will join for our 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. You don’t have to be an expert or even have an idea to join!

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 a beginning of a “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. Whether you have an idea or not- please join us!

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.


Pastor Julia

Thank you for your care. We are so grateful to be in community together!