Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity

We continue to be heartbroken by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others, and the deep pain and division we're seeing across the country. Change is needed and we're committed to being a positive part of that change. We shared our thoughts on these recent events through a letter to our Congregation and community, which you can read here.

This is a painful time for our country and for us. The events going on around all of us are heartbreaking, and we want to share a few thoughts with you.

Like so many of you, we have been deeply saddened and angered by recent events in our country. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others reflect the deeply ingrained racial prejudice and injustice that still exist in our communities today.

These deaths are stirring many emotions, and they should. The unnecessary and unjust killing of anyone must not be accepted. The issue of race and the experiences of too many people of color cannot be ignored. We owe it to our congregation and our communities to be very clear in condemning these acts of violence. They represent a disregard for basic human rights that has no place in our communities or country, and certainly not at New Life Ministries.

We've long believed we're all made better by the diversity that exists within our communities. Our values are centered on the notion of creating a place where every Congregation Congregation and Community is welcome, respected, appreciated and able to be themselves.

We recognize that significant change takes real work, and we'll update this page as our efforts evolve.