It is so easy to play the blame game. It is much harder to work toward solutions. The better part of us works toward solutions.
This week I'm not making a 4th TV episode. Instead, I put together a straightforward video talk to explain why I believe we have systems that are broken for black people in the United States and how we are in dire need of solutions. The video is the last thing in the post and is called All Things Being Equal.
But it won't all be about that. Paula Owen has put together a wonderful video demonstrating how to make mosaic patio pavers. Check out Crafting with Paula Owen below. It is an excellent educational video that will inspire the creativity in all of us. We also have a Meet the Fourth Family segment. This week we meet the Pflederer family. Yay!
So enjoy the post, feel free to write a comment and Go 4th In Christ!
Thank you, Paula, for educating and inspiring us!
Meet the Fourth Family
Thank you Pflederers!
Please remember the good folks of Fourth in your prayers. Here's a list of those we've been remembering:
Dennis and Joan Little - family situations and concerns
Bill & Ruthie Brent ask for prayers for Debbie (a specialist has been called), Jeff and Loretta
Bill & Ruthie ask for prayers for Bill's step-granddaughter who has stage 4 cancer and is now in hospice care. Please pray for Bill, too, as this is very distressing news for him.
Pat Gould ask for prayers for her friend Tammy's husband
Jan Merrick asks for prayers for friends Karen and Jim. Jim is battling health issues
Michaelle and Larry Steier's son John - eye surgery
Margaret Lewis - Health issues. Prayers, too, for Alex.
Peggy Garlinger's son who has been diagnosed with covid-19
Nancy Wright's friend Susannah Lindsay with cancer. Also for Susannah's sons.
Naiser Family asks for prayers for their friend Dillon Frost as he recovers from an accident.
Jennifer Harrison's mother who continues to battle health issues.
For our city and nation as we continue to fight racism.
Tom Woodruff - Surgery today.
Bill and Ruthie Brent's good friend, Ronnie Judd, died this week. Prayers for the family.
Taking A Stand
Just a quick reminder that we are a Matthew 25 Congregation. One of things we focus on being a Matthew 25 church is helping to put an end to systemic racism. This Sunday, October 4, we have an opportunity to partner with other Matthew 25 congregations in
Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to stand against systemic racism. Here's what you do if you want to participate. Come to the church this Sunday at noon wearing a mask (don't come if you're displaying covid-19 symptoms) and we'll stand in the front of the church for
8 minutes and 46 seconds along with other churches in the presbytery who will be standing in front of their churches. Bring signs that say "Standing Up For Justice," and/or "Standing With Other Presbyterians," and/or "End Systemic Racism." We'll gather in front of the church (keeping at least 6 feet apart) for 8 minutes and 46 seconds with our signs and then go home. This is just one simple step to continue our work to end systemic racism.
If you'd like to know why I think this is important, check out the video below titled "All Things Being Equal." I hope to see you Sunday at noon.