About Us

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Our Roots

The beginning of a movement isn't always crystal clear, but we do know that a small group of parishioners came together during the 2017 Winter Forum.

 

A common desire to hear more drew them to listen to Drew G. I. Hart speak to his book "Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism". The insight and transformation that took place to this small group of individuals created a call to action within our congregation.

Over time, the call to action would take many forms of delivering awareness and education including the formal creation of our committee and mission statement.

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Our Mission

We are educators seeking to bring awareness of historical and contemporary issues regarding the intersections of race and racism that continues to harm communities of color.

 

It is our intention and responsibility as children of God to disrupt and dismantle structures and systems that perpetuate racism.

 

Racism has no place in our world.

 

All people bear God’s image and likeness with equal status.

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Our Actions

We will do our part by:

  • Learning and teaching from culture-centered resources

  • Educating others to speak up and against hate speech and white nationalism threats

  • Advocating for and with historically oppressed and underrepresented communities

  • Developing meaningful relationships across interfaith and ecumenical traditions

  • Engaging in direct nonviolent social actions to correct and eliminate racist policies and behaviors

  • Restoring God's human family---equally valuing all identities and people groups

Contact & Details

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

OPEN AND AFFIRMING | SAFE SANCTUARY | ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

1621 2nd Avenue, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024

Phone: 262-377-2640

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