On Saturday, September 9th, 20 People’s people showed up to represent People’s Church and support the good work of ISAAC at the annual Walk/Run/Roll event. It was a gorgeous day at Spring Valley Park, where we joined with many others in building the Beloved Community. The event was made even more special in two ways.
We were very proud to be on hand to see Rev. Rachel receive the Clergy of the Year Award for “being a Clergy who, as we say, practices what she preaches. A Clergy of a longtime ISAAC member congregation, she is committed to creating loving and inclusive spaces for all. She believes in challenging inequities and leans into discomfort while addressing systems of oppression. She walks out this journey of equity with others while engaging in ongoing learning. Whether it is advocacy, the healing whiteness cohort, social justice work, addressing white supremacy, isms and oppression or being an effective ally, she leads by example, stepping into this work with intentionality and hope. For this Clergy, Building the Beloved Community are not only words, but a way of living!”
And we were surprised and delighted to accept on behalf of our congregation, the Courage Award, for “your exceptional support of our work together to build the Beloved Community. For your commitment to social justice, and your active participation in every part of our work to create equity, anti-racism, community engagement and inclusion, while building a place where all are held as Beloved. For your exemplary actions, not mere words, and for putting faith and consciousness into action!”
We are deeply grateful! Congratulations to everyone and thank you for helping sponsor this beautiful cover ad for the event resource book, designed by Melissa, our multi-talented administrator
Please watch for publicity to come in our newsletter and social media announcing the date, location, and details for ISAAC’s next Issues Convention. This important gathering of all ISAAC congregations and member organizations, held every two years, is where we meet to hear about critical social justice issues currently facing our community that are being proposed for the next 2-year cycle of ISAAC’s work. We will then vote to select three and have an opportunity to join the formation of new Task Forces to begin the work.