“… Our task is to create and be co-creators as we love what has been created.”
It was a fruitful trip that will continue to help both presbyteries to build on this seven-year international partnership.
“We wanted something that would be lasting, not just a brief nod to our history and our future.”
The three-day gathering not only recognized the past but also challenged those who participated to make a difference in their congregations and communities as the region embarks on its next 300 years.
“On this day, we have chosen to join our voices as a way of renewing and reclaiming our identity, boldly claiming that our faith in Jesus Christ has something relevant to say to the world today because we are a people rooted in God’s grace.”
“We did this knowing that this is a way for us to build relationships and serve our community and connect with people.”
“We’re being pulled together only by the grace of God to create a faithful witness alongside the weaving together of the story of the nation.”
“To go through a Civil War, two World Wars, a depression and to keep building and growing even during those very difficult times had to be tremendously hard and yet they rose to the challenge.”
“I’m trying to take away the common excuse of, ‘Well I just didn’t know when the church events were going to be.’”
The Synod of the Trinity encouraged areas of smaller African American populations to consider work that they might engage in to address the challenges of African American males in their cities and towns, with this Freedom Grant helping to fund those initiatives.