A YouTube video statement from Rev. Nancy S. Lynn on our response to systemic racism is now available. [https://youtu.be/ymFLa7c39RA]

A transcript of these comments may be found here: Transcript

Dear Friends,

The last week has been heartbreaking in an already challenging time. I know many of us are overwhelmed, and our African American brothers and sisters are grieving, angry, and afraid. How do we be the church in the midst of so much upheaval? Yesterday, I recorded these thoughts for you on what we can do with love and resistance. Please take a moment to watch.

May the hope of God’s kingdom on earth challenge, comfort, and sustain you, Nancy

“…let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24


Accompanying resources:

An extensive collection of resources for families, articles, books, videos, podcasts, films, TV programming, organizations, and other ideas may be found at:

Places to give: 

Southern Poverty Law Center – splcenter.org

United Methodist General Commission on Race and Religion – gcorr.org

Minnesota Freedom Fund – minnesotafreedomfund.org

Northstar Health Collective (Minneapolis) – www.northstarhealthcollective.org 

Detroit Justice Center – detroitjustice.org

American Civil Liberties Union – aclu.org

Friends Committee on National Legislation – fcnl.org