The national office of the UCC started a contest in June, to find out what’s going on in churches across the country. Each month, churches are invited to send in photos, videos or written subnissions, demonstrating how they are living out the Be The Church values on the sign we’ve put up at the corner of 4th and Race.
The September value was, “Be the Church – Reject Racism.” I sent in information about our SCOR group and the “White Privilege 101” series that they are hosting after Worship this fall, on 4th Sundays. And I accompanied it with a photo of our sign, with Janice and John standing in front of it, after they had successfully mounted it on the fence.
And we won!
Old First will be recognized on their webpage, Be the Church of the Month, during the month of October for having won the September contest.
Congratulations to the SCOR team for their efforts to reject racism – this affirmation of their work is well deserved.