Within the context of the Spring Glen neighborhood’s segregated origins, our membership & pastors have a long history of faithful anti-racist advocacy. We count amongst our forebears Freedom Riders, Selma marchers, and cellmates of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the years, SGC has engaged in many efforts to uproot the systemic sin of racism, from the Civil Rights Movement to Movement for Black Lives, from interracial partnerships to desegregating our pulpit, from learning opportunities to community organizing campaigns.
Following Christ’s courageous example, we oppose bigotry, advocate with the marginalized, and dismantle sinful structural inequities within the church and society.
Isaiah 61:1 Proclaim, Heal, Liberate
The spirit of the Holy God is upon me,
because the Beloved has anointed me;
has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
to bind up the broken-hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release to the prisoners;
The Work Continues
In the recent years, SGC has been involved in local efforts to organize for police accountability, education reform, housing equity, and more. But as Christ preached, before you can remove the speck of dust from your neighbor’s eye, you’ve got to deal with the plank in your own. In that spirit, our broader community advocacy is complemented by deep internal work in our own church and in our own selves, including ongoing studies & trainings, affinity groups for families of color, diversifying leadership & programming, reclaiming historic partnerships, and much more.