It is always surprising to me the things that resonate. In my time here at the church I have put lot of effort into many projects but I never know which effort will make the most connections. Things I agonize over… are not noticed and other things are so effortless it is like they grow wings and fly on their own. Our rainbow sidewalk was something that was very easy (because Bill did the painting!! easy for me LOL). The resonance in our community was amazing. Media was all over us. My favorite moment was talking to a woman at pride that year. She told me with tears in her eyes how meaningful it was to see a church in her hometown with such a public display of support and inclusion.
We have now put up a flag pole. My hope is that a person passing by will see a flag and experience something similar to the young woman at Pride. It is a small action against racism which is as overwhelming and terrible. I have attached an awesome article below by Leann Blackert that was in the July Connector. (Please see the E-News or Senior Connector for this article.)
I noticed in the Pre-School that March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. I am trying to find out if they have a flag. My hope is to have something to fly on that day so that the family of the little one with down syndrome who goes to Pre-school here will see it with her family. We will see if I can figure it out.
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