We affirm our common conviction that all life is sacred and that every human being is our neighbor, worthy to be loved. Not killed. Our hearts break, going out to the family and to those in our community who continue to bear the historical brunt of racially-motivated oppression that too often leads to violence and even death.

—From the Downtown Clergy Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Big Questions for a Changing Church

Sundays June 7, 14, 21 | 9:15 am | Livestream 
The COVID-19 crisis is changing not only how we gather and worship but also how we think about God, church, and our work in the world. Weekly, a different theologian will share their perspective on ways congregations can change creatively, think differently, nourish themselves spiritually, and accompany their neighbors generously.

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A Letter from the Downtown Clergy

We hold our community in prayer through these difficult days of violence and unrest following the killing of George Floyd. Through our witness, let us speak out against systemic racism and share the good news of God’s love for all. We are working alongside our interfaith partner congregations to serve and respond to those most vulnerable. For anyone who would like to offer resources to community partners who are coordinating clean-up efforts and supporting justice ministries in the city, you may do so through the Minneapolis Interfaith Relief Fund.

We’re Having A Greater Impact

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s new “Stay Safe MN” order allows groups of 10 or less to gather starting Monday with proper social distancing. That includes meeting for religious purposes. While some are ready to worship side-by-side again, that may continue to be on hold. But many religious leaders have found faith defies physical spaces.

Church Bells Offer Reminder of Community

“The sound of our bells and bells across the cities will remind our citizens and most who are isolated in homes that we are one community,” Westminster pastor Tim Hart-Andersen said. “We’ve lost that sense of community but we can hear sounds that our neighbors hear.”