THE NEXT MEETING OF THE RACIAL JUSTICE task force is August 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm.


Racial Justice Discussion

With all the events concerning racial issues that are taking place currently and in the recent past, the Racial Justice Task Force is offering a 6-session discussion of racial issues. Come join us for a discussion about racial issues in our nation. We will be meeting on Mondays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm starting April 5 and meeting for 6 sessions. April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 10 & 24. We are asking those that signup to commit to attending at least 5 of the sessions. We will be reading portions of the book “Uprooting Racism” by Paul Kivel and other handouts. If you need a book, one can be provided to you. To signup, or if you have any questions, please email, or call Warren Christie.

wbchristie56@gmail.com – 320-493-5404


All are welcome.

LWLC Racial Injustice Task Force

Agenda – Oct. 28, 2020 7:30-9:00 pm

  1. Opening prayer –
  2. Introductions
  3. Old Business
    1. Theology at the Movies – “Just Mercy”
      1. January?
    1. Book Study
      1. “My Grandmother’s Hand” by Resmaa Menakem
      1. How is it going?
    1. ELCA – https://www.elca.org/Resources/Racial-Justice
      1. Anti-racist pledge – YES, I commit to study, prayer, and action to become an anti-racist individual in an anti-racist church.
      1. Other?
  4. New Business
    1. Resmaa Menakem podcast discussion.
      1. Before the meeting, please listen to the following:
      1. https://psychiatryinstitute.com/podcast/traumatic-supremacy-racism-menakem/
    1. SWMN Synod Racial Justice Network report
    1.  Why the ELCA Needs to Start a Reparations Process: Part 1 – Lenny Duncan
    1. LWCH Council Liaison?
    1. Other?

LWLC Racial Justice Task Force Minutes from Sept 23, meeting.

Notes from 9/23/2020

  1. Present – Doris, Carolyn, Todd, Denise, Cindy, Lori, Warren, Becky
  2. Theology at the movies
    1. “Just Mercy” – 137 min.
    1. Christie’s and Nuebauer’s will arrange
    1. Sunday Oct 25, 5:00 pm showing, 7:30 pm Discussion
      1. Zoom Group – Carolyn
      1. In person Group – Becky
  3. Book Study
    1. “My Grandmother’s Hand” – by Resmaa Menakem
    1. Sundays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom – Warren will lead. Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15
    1. Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:00 am, In person – Doris will lead. Oct21, Nov 4, Nov 18
    1. Warren and Doris will get together to look at discussion questions.
    1. Cindy will get 6 books for people ahead of time
    1. Todd and Denise will make sure information gets in the newsletter and bulletin.
  4. Todd will contact James Albert of Higher Ground in the future to discuss preaching at LWLC. (My thought: after Christmas season?)
  5. ELCA website – https://www.elca.org/Resources/Racial-Justice
    1. Anti-Racist Pledge
    1. Other documents
    1. Use these for future reference.
  6. Next Meeting – Oct 28, 2020; 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Warren Christie

There is a new Facebook page for members and friends of Living Waters Lutheran Church. It is a page where we can start to explore our call as children of God to racism and injustice. Please join the group and respond to three questions. There is also a chart for you to use to prayerfully think about.

Facebook group can be accessed here.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration.