WE DO JUSTICE
a just world for ALL
We, the Congregation of Greendale Community Church, United Church of Christ, are a community of faith-keeping and faith-seeking people who affirm that every person has worth as a unique creation made in the image of God. We recognize, celebrate, and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we openly befriend all people and welcome them to the table as he did. Jesus affirmed all people, respecting and cherishing them as children of a loving God. So shall we.
With God's Grace, we seek to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, mental and physical ability, as well as racial, ethnic, or social-economic background. We believe that through our diversity, everyone can grow and practice a unity of faith that transcends our differences.
We welcome all to share in the full life and leadership, ministry, and fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation. Following the example of Jesus Christ, we hereby declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Church.
How can we use these three great loves to work together in addressing inequities in our current world?
in the spotlight
TULSA RACE MASSACRE
“Decades of black prosperity and millions of dollars in hard-earned wealth were wiped out in hours but nobody was ever held accountable and no compensation was ever paid.”
Burning of Black Wallstreet
During the Tulsa Race Massacre, which occurred over 18 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1921, a white mob attacked residents, homes and businesses in the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and, for a period, remained one of the least-known: News reports were largely squelched, despite the fact that hundreds of people were killed and thousands left homeless.
Please click here to read more: https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/tulsa-race-massacre
Click on any of the underlined books or documentaries below for more information. Children's books are marked with an asterisk *
2. I Promise, by Lebron James *
3.Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
2. John Lewis: Good Trouble, Amazon Prime
3. An Inconvenient Truth, Amazon Prime
4. Amend: The Fight for America, Netflix
5. Hillbilly Elegy: Netflix
6. Lincoln: Divided we Stand, CNN (check local listings for times)
NAMI Walk: October 9, 2021