Next meeting is Thursday November 16, at 7:00 pm in the Gathering Room.
Events and Action Items from last meeting:
Calendar: I have created entries for all of our events on the church calendar. There is a list of all of our events on our Action for Social Justice webpage which is linked from the main menu. Click on the events for the details.
Bulletin Board is needed at church to display our information and feedback such as the responses to the gun violence question. This would be in a location visible to people visiting our church. I’ll check out locations on Sunday and run by Rev Eric and Claire.
Parlor Talks. We discussed organizing informal talks on social justice issues that would encourage conversation, listening and understanding. Possible locations were public spaces such as the library, PCA. We also discussed having these in people’s homes. To be further discussed at next meeting.
Racial Justice discussion with Ken Wagner. We read Tom Clay’s message at the meeting and Marcia Stokes will get back to Tom and ask him to schedule Ken at one of our meetings.
Book Club: Rev Eric is considering a racial justice book for his next book club session. Several books were discussed including “The New Jim Crow”. Follow up at next meeting.
Refugee Dinner is this Sunday. There are still opportunities to sign up.
Movie Nights are starting on Thursday November 2 at the Harkness house. Here is more info.
MLK events are planned. Here is more info
Laura Wagner service and workshop is scheduled for Nov 19. We decided that we would serve pizza at the workshop.
Merrimack Sanctuary Network. Leena Mathews gave us a great presentation on this. I will write up a separate summary. I think I would like to sign up for sanctuary training. Who else is interested? The two hour training sessions are Nov 9, Nov 17 and Nov 28 at 7:00 at Christ Church in Lowell. Please let me know if you are interested.