October 11 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister
The second Monday of October has been observed as Columbus Day since it became a federal holiday in 1937. But some cities and states have begun observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day over concerns Columbus helped launched centuries of genocide against indigenous populations. We’re learning that the history most of us learned in school presents one side of the story. Much of what we’re taught perpetuates systems of oppression woven into the very fabric of our country. Learning more about these stories from Indigenous People can help us reorient ourselves towards truth, equity and justice.