Special Message from Session 

June 2, 2020 

 

Colesville Presbyterian Church was founded on the principle of racial equality and justice for all.  We are deeply troubled by the escalating number of violent deaths of black people, most recently, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. 

 

Tragically, such fatal acts of racism are a long- standing stain on our national character, and are unfolding in the wake of a global pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on black Americans and other minorities and marginalized people.

 

God tells us that we are a human family, all of us created in God’s image. As people of God, we have made a commitment to oppose hatred and bigotry, and seek justice and peace. To that end, we affirm the statements issued by PCUSA and the Stated Clerk of PCUSA, found here:

 

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/we-are-accountable-for-the-commitments-we-have-made/

 

https://www.pcusa.org/news/2020/5/29/stated-clerk-remembers-recent-victims-racial-viole/

 

Additionally, we hold that churches can serve as a moral compass during times of crisis. To that end, CPC is displaying our Black Lives Matter banner as a statement of solidarity with our black brothers and sisters against racism of any kind.  It is not an endorsement of or opposition to any entity. It is simply a statement that we are part of a human family who walks together seeking love, peace, and justice for all.

 

We ask that you join us in a covenant of prayer for our nation, community, and church during these unprecedented times.

 

This statement is issued by the session of Colesville Presbyterian Church June 2, 2020

 

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