Grace Hosts “Faith Over Fear” Community Forum
Grace United Church of Christ invites you to Faith Over Fear, a post-election panel to help us understand what the electoral results might mean for Lancaster. Joining us at Grace on Friday, December 9 at 6:00pm will be Mayor Richard Gray, other civil representatives, and local representatives from support organizations such as Church World Service, the NAACP, and the YMCA, as well as a legal perspective of rights for the LGBTQIA community.
The post-electoral season has brought a lot of misinformation and confusion into communities, causing fear and a feeling of helplessness without knowing how to respond. While it is true that changes are likely ahead that will affect our community, there is a lot of misinformation about what those changes might be or what they might mean for us locally. The news has shown us many stories of violent and hate-driven acts throughout the nation, but it is important to be aware about the events that are happening in our own communities, as well as what we might be able to expect in the coming months.
You are invited to bring your fear, confusion, and trepidation, to ask questions, and to get a better understanding of any challenges we might encounter not only for ourselves, but for those marginalized communities in Lancaster. This event is open to everyone. Refreshments and child care will be provided.
Welcome to Grace United Church of Christ!
Grace is all about:
Proclaiming God’s Grace
As an open and affirming congregation,
Grace UCC welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons into the full life and ministry of the church. We invite all people to share their gifts as we journey together in faith and covenant to be responsible to God and to one another.
Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Grace United Church of Christ is an Open & Affirming congregation with vibrant worship, progressive social justice concerns, and an encouraging community for your faith journey. Our members include people from a variety of ethnic and denominational backgrounds, sexual orientations, and even religious convictions. We are artists, laborers, educators, business people, professionals, retirees, and homemakers. With this diversity, we value a strong sense of openness and community in the Spirit of Christ.
Read the Resolution on Community Violence from the Lancaster County Council of Churches.
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