December 14, 2021


Written by: Julia Smolucha

How we treat others and our expectations and view of the behavior of others are grounded in our own life experiences. To better understand and support others we need to understand their life experiences and their perception of the world.

Sacred Ground Dialogue Series

In Partnership with Holy Comforter This series will invite our two communities to participate in a transformational conversation about race in January, and will meet once a month through May, 2022. 

November 2, 2021|

RJC, Bill Evertsberg, and Refugee One

Arameans & Americans A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.  Deuteronomy 26:5Moses gave this core credo to the Israelites in the wilderness, just before entering The Promised Land, to remind them where they came from. Every American is also, spiritually, a wandering Aramean. Please join us [...]

September 30, 2021|

Jennifer A. Lind’s Speech at the HEROS Rally on Juneteenth 2021

Jennifer A. Lind, HEROS Speaker and Church Member Thank you everyone for coming out this morning to join us in exploring our Hidden Stories of the North Shore. I am humbled to see such a large, enthusiastic crowd here today. My name is Jennifer Lind, on behalf of HEROS, welcome to our Call to Action. Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools is our name and our aim; we [...]

June 19, 2021|

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
John Steinbeck

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.
Beau Taplin

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keen eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram


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