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Read the ELCA’s social statement on Race. 

Small Groups: Sundays 10:00am & Wednesdays 7 pm, March 1 – April 1.

Worship on Wednesday 6:30pm with Holden Evening Prayer.

This Lent through small groups and a preaching series Peace will take a step toward being better neighbors to one another around the topic of race. This is a sliver of the conversation and a beginning of a long journey for us as a congregation. We hope that Lent will be an opportunity for us to have grace for one another, to not have all the answers, and to begin working for a healthier vision around race in our country together, especially from the perspective of our faith.

LENT 2020 And Who is My Neighbor? Talking about race and racial equity.

God Made Us Different on Purpose Sunday, March 1, Rev. Dr. Karen McKinney 

Karen has been a professor at Bethel University for years and has recently taken a new position as the Chief Equity Officer at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Karen will lay the foundation for why people of faith need to talk about race and racial equity.  

What is Race? Sunday, March 8, Stephanie Glaros, Humans of Minneapolis 

Stephanie is the founder of Humans of Minneapolis, a nonprofit that shares diverse personal narratives to build bridges of understanding. Stephanie and Pastor Kjell will share a conversational sermon looking at how we can better hear from the people around us that are different from us.

Racism is a Sin Sunday, March 15, Melissa Weinhandl, Licensed Associate in Marriage and Family Therapy 

Melissa, a counselor and member at Peace, will look at the trap of complacency and the importance of taking an active role in stopping racism, rather than just saying, “I’m not racist.”

Privilege Sunday, March 22, Katie Shepherd, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP)

Katie works at IOCP and will share from her experience as a white woman working with many people of color about the power that comes with being white. 

How do we listen? Sunday, March 29, Rev. Dr. Sarah Ruble, Gustavus Adolphus College

Sarah is Associate Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College who studies the history of race and religion in the United States. Sarah will talk about the history of race and faith in America. See some of her work at