At Woodland we are committed to learning to love together. We’re also passionate about proclaiming God’s heart for racial healing and justice. So, this year to observe MLK Day, we’re kicking off our first ever Learn-a-thon: “Race and Peace 2021.” We have created resource lists of suggested books, podcasts, videos, conversation questions and more for you to learn about race, justice, peacemaking and the civil rights movement.
As a church body, our goal is to reach a total of 500 hours of learning by the end of February. For every hour we complete, a generous donor will make a contribution to the One Fund, which is dedicated to supporting the work of local African American churches and ministries who, due to historic inequities, are disproportionately affected by the recent crises here in the Twin Cities.
The organizers of the fund remind us that “Many pastors and leaders serving in their communities are bi-vocational. Many have lost their jobs and funding for essential broader community programming.” Our hope is to raise $15,000 to contribute to their overall goal of raising one million dollars by the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
Together, we can put our time to work for the Kingdom – we hope you join us!