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Advocacy from the Comfort of Your Own Home

by Rob Hartmann, Social Justice Advocacy Program, Faith in Action Want a front row seat for social justice advocacy? Well the best seat in the house is right in your own home!  The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations (OGR) – the public policy branch of the Church attached to the Presiding Bishop’s office – advocates […]

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Protesters hold signs reading "Black Lives Matter" and "Silence = Betrayal"
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Book Study on Race in America

Dear St. John’s, I want to invite you to join me in reading and reflecting on a selection of books on the subject of race in America. My hope is that we (particularly those of us who are white or pass as white) can become more awake to the systemic cycle of racial injustice and […]

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Update on COVID-19 Closure

Hi St. John’s. I had a conversation with a Jewish friend of mine yesterday. She’s very active in her local synagogue. And I asked her, well, are you guys live streaming on your Shabbat services? And it was so funny. I can’t believe I didn’t think this, but she goes, no, because you know that […]

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St. John’s COVID-19 Response and Beyond

At its May meeting this week, the St. John’s Vestry warmly received two important documents from the Faith in Action Committee. The first, a white paper entitled St. John’s COVID-19 Response and Beyond outlines how St. John’s can pivot to become more nimble, responsive, and unified in our response to our community’s heightened needs during the pandemic. […]

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Serving the Community in Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has presented significant challenges not only to daily life, but also to our typical responses to crisis. St. John’s working to faithfully serve our community and you can be a part of the effort! Contact office@stjohnsnorwood.org if you have any questions or would like to sign up. Donate Your Money Helping the […]

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Update on St. John’s Closure

While the initial directive from our diocese at the end of March suggested a possible re-opening of church doors by May 16, COVID-19 developments since then have made it clear that this date was too optimistic. We do not have a new date by which we hope to open, but we will follow the directives […]

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