Welcome to Do Justice, a semi-monthly newsletter of the Virginia Synod, lifting up God’s call and command that we, God’s people, do justice. You will find helpful info about justice ministries in congregations, around Virginia, and through the ELCA. If you have stories of justice to share from your congregation, please share those with me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share them with others in the synod!
The Rev. Kelly Bayer Derrick
Assistant to the Bishop
The Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop, the Germanna Conference, and the churches of the Charlottesville area invite you to join in prayer on Sunday, August 12, to mark the anniversary of the white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville last summer and to confess the work which still needs to be done to confront racism, white privilege, and white supremacy in our nation, in our communities, and in our church. May we join together as God’s people as “we lift ev’ry voice and sing…till victory is won!”
Charlottesville Clergy Collective Sponsored Events Recognize the one-year mark of August 12th
As the anniversary of last year’s white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville approaches, the Charlottesville Clergy Collective has been planning an evening worship service focusing on gratitude, repentance, and hope. Below are activities planned or sponsored by the Charlottesville Clergy Collective that will recognize the one-year mark of August 12. You can find even more other resources and events sponsored by other organizations on the Charlottesville Clergy Collective website,www.cvilleclergycollective.org
August 6 through 10 – Prayer Gatherings at Market St. Park, 101 E. Market St.
The Charlottesville Clergy Collective is organizing 30-minute Prayer Gatherings Monday through Friday, August 6 through 10 6 am and 12 noon
Thursday, August 9 – CCC Interfaith Service 7 pm at The Haven, 112 Market St.
“Making Our Way Together: A Service of Gratitude, Repentance and Hope,” sponsored by the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. More information on our website: www.cvilleclergycollective.org.
Sunday, August 12 – The C’ville Singout! 4 pm at IX Art Park, 522 2nd St SE.