By Rev. Ann Willever, Community Minister
It has been a busy month for our newly formed Social Justice Council! On January 8th, more than twenty FUSFers attended the initial meeting of the Council and had the opportunity to share what was on their minds and hearts as we begin to organize our justice ministries.
As of this writing more than fifty of you have asked to join the Social Justice email group! If you are reading this and would like to be added to the group, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many from the congregation participated in the Women’s Marches in Boston and Washington, DC on January 21st. My experience at the DC march was overwhelming, empowering and exhausting! It was amazing to be part of such a huge crowd – we didn’t realize until the bus ride home how greatly the attendance had exceeded the estimates.
At least half a million justice advocates packed the downtown area of our nation’s capital creating pedestrian gridlock as we rallied and marched! I was reminded of one of my favorite hymns from our hymnal – “One More Step, we will take one more step, till there is peace for us and everyone, we’ll take one more step.”
We hope that those interested in doing more, will attend our Social Justice Council workgroup formation and organizational meeting on Saturday, February 11, 10 am – 12 noon. There are so many ways to make a difference and we hope you’ll find one or more that work for you!
In hope and solidarity,