United Against Racism – An On-line Worship Service

Sunday, June 14th at 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time

Black Lives Matter to the United Church of Canada

We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together as people of faith.

The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada invites the whole church to join virtually for a time of worship, prayer, and reflection to face the issues of anti-Black racism across our country and in our church. In worship we will lament, we will hope, and we will be reminded of the need to act against racism.

This service of prayer and reflection will be led by members of the Black Clergy Network and will be live-streamed on The United Church of Canada’s YouTube Channel. You will be able to observe the service as well as chat and comment through YouTube.

Another Opportunity to Listen to the Voices of United Church Black Clergy

Moderator Richard Bott shared a response to recent events from from members of the Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada stating that “it is an honour to share this video.”

Let’s listen deeply.
Let’s listen deeply, and speak, and act
Black Lives Matter.

~ from Moderator Richard Bott’s Facebook page

The video can be found here.

Additional Reflections

More reflections from our three denominations and church leaders will be found on our earlier post “Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst”.

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive, at an extraordinary meeting on June 10th, the 95th birthday of the United Church of Canada, gathered to recommit this Regional Council to the work of becoming an anti-racist Church.   The post “Our Commitment to Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Racism” on the Pacific Mountain Regional Council’s website provides a sense of the Executive’s discussion and its decisions.

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