Rev. Peggy  McDonagh
June 15, 2020
Rev. Peggy McDonagh
Minister of Congregational Operations and Worship

Reference

Isaiah 43: 16-21, Micah 6:8 and Quote by Desmond Tutu
A  Letter to the United Church

The text drawn from the blog of this esteemed leader of the United Church formed the central core for Sunday morning's Communion service. 

Desmond Tutu was quoted as saying, "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." As well, Seeds of Meditation, which gives us something to consider as we gather included the following: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness - only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate - only love can do that." MLKing Jr. and from the Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, St. Paul and Minneapolis, "Racism takes many forms, but at its core it is a personal and social disorder rooted in the assumption that one race is superior to another. Racism occurs not only in the actions of the majority culture toward people of color, but also between and within ethnic communities. In one way or another, racism affects all of us.” 

This is a link to Rev. Dr. Douglas Walfall's letter: https://www.united-church.ca/blogs/round-table/dear-white-people