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.

During the 60 minute webcast, a panel will explore a number of topics including:

  • How can our congregations reflect the makeup of their communities?
  • How can we, as the body of Christ, be present within our communities and invitational to our neighbors?
  • How can we engage with and advocate for vulnerable populations in our communities?

Joining Bishop Eaton for this conversation are:

+ 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.

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