As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for everyone here. As we continue the conversation on racism in the United States, we must look within our own congregations and communities.
Do the people in our pews reflect the people in our neighborhoods? How do we take steps to invite and welcome our neighbors?
Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Wednesday, May 25, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT) for a live webcast where we explore what it means to be a welcoming congregation within the ELCA. Participate and join the conversation by using #ELCAwebcast on social media.
During the 60 minute webcast, a panel will explore a number of topics including:
+ The Rev. Ruben Duran, director for new congregations for the ELCA
+ The Rev. Matt Stuhlmuller, pastor, Redeemer Church, Chicago, Ill.
+ And moderator, Mikka McCracken, director for planning and engagement, ELCA World Hunger
We encourage you to invite a group to view the webcast together. If you are unable to view it live, the webcast will be recorded and available on this page or at: http://livestream.com/elca.
The following are some possible discussion questions for after the webcast as you gather with your group or congregation:
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., have hosted two conversations on racism.