“Act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Micah Connection started in 2016 as a discussion group focusing on topics related to race relations. The group has since reconstituted and expanded its focus to include other social issues. There is a core group of about a dozen members, although the group invites anyone interested to attend meetings and participate in its activities.
In fall of 2017 Micah sponsored the well-attended SNL class “Crucial Conversations.” The three classes focused on issues surrounding gun violence, immigration and race. In February 2018 Micah held a brainstorming session and developed three focus areas: education, advocacy and relationship building (within the church and outside the church.) We also coordinated church members’ participation in the March for Our Lives (gun violence) rally and attendance at the recent Singing for Justice concert at St. James Presbyterian.
With First Presbyterian and other churches, Westminster is co-sponsoring a visit by Debbie Irving, author of “Waking up White,” on Sept. 17-18. There will be book study and discussion class on Sunday mornings at 11am in Room 203 on our Friendly Avenue Campus September 9, 16 and 23. All are welcome to join.
Partnering with Faith Action, Westminster will host an ID drive, inviting community and congregation members to participate. The Rev. David Fraccaro, executive director of Faith Action, will preach on Oct. 7, World Communion Sunday.