A statement from Pastors Anne Fisher and Mary Koon, May 28, 2020:
Our hearts are deeply troubled by the loss of the life of George Floyd this week In Minneapolis, and by the subsequent acts of violence. Once again, a tragedy has exposed a gaping wound in our culture. We recognize the frustration and anger which happens when injustice occurs, and we mourn the needless loss of life. We pray for the true healing and reconciliation that comes from the necessary work of lamenting past transgressions and moving forward with a transparency that does not treat this tragedy as an isolated incident. We need to confront our role in perpetuating the racial divide in our community.
We pray for the family and friends of George Floyd. We pray for all who seek to protect us and to keep the peace. We pray for the leaders in our community. We do not condone the violence or additional loss of life and property. We call for justice, and we pledge to work at all levels of society so that all may be treated as beloved children of God. May we begin the difficult and holy work that must be done to bring peace and respect within our communities.
In the name of Jesus we say, “No more.”
“…they have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace. peace when there is no peace… Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not be restored?” Jeremiah 8:11, 22