We held information sessions this past fall about the BLUU Promise and Practice with the Board of Trustees and Parish Council, held a summer service on White Supremacy Culture in which we shared the story of the history dating back to the 60's and the more recent events, and had a service with a rousing sermon that concluded: "The intention is to make good on that promissory note, that blank check from 50 years ago that was returned “insufficient funds”. The intention is to help re-shape, re-create our future as a denomination." A special collection was taken and was second only to our Christmas Eve service. Given the success of the collection, the Board voted to make the congregational pledge of $10/member.
We will be planning a Promise and Practice Sunday that centers the voices of people of color.