Nehemiah Action 2021

The following city officials said they will attend the Nehemiah Action on Tuesday, March 23: Councilpersons Lynch, Robertson, Jones, Addison and Jordan and Richmond Chief of Police Gerald Smith. (Mayor Stoney decided not to attend.) When a city official commits to attending the Nehemiah Action, RISC tells them the questions we will ask them

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What is Nehemiah Action?

The Nehemiah Action is the main event for RISC's year-long community organizing. RISC – Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities - is made up of congregations from Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield. St. Elizabeth is a member. Last year, RISC members voted to focus on two very important issues: increasing affordable housing and decreasing gun

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Call To Action – March 2021 – Social Justice

March is an important month in our year-long journey with the congregations who are members of RISC. We have been marching - virtually - to increase affordable housing and decrease gun violence in Richmond. You are welcome to walk with us. It is as simple as logging onto our Zoom meetings so you are

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Call To Action – February 2021

February 10: Social Justice Monthly Meeting Wednesday Feb. 10 at 7  pm on Zoom To join, click HERE to open up the meeting on Zoom. You can call in at 646-558-8656 If prompted, enter the Meeting ID #506 956 9927 and Meeting Password 022313 Newcomers are welcome. February Black History Month The Diocese

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Social Justice Agents Of Change – January 2021

St. Elizabeth's Social Justice Committee met on January 12 for our first meeting of 2021. We welcomed Mark M. and Mark K. who attended their first committee meeting. VICPP Email Alerts: The Virginia Interfaith Center (St. Elizabeth is a member) is a non-partisan coalition of 23,000 members including 700 faith communities. The General Assembly is

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RISC Call To Action: January

January 2021 Meetings ST. ELIZABETH MEMBER MEETING Tuesday, January 26th 7 pm on Zoom This is an important meeting for all St. Elizabeth Justice Ministry Network Members (and anyone else interested in learning more about our RISC Justice Ministry), to do the organizing necessary to have a strong turnout at our RISC Nehemiah Action Rally

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Christmas 2020 Stewardship

My Sisters and Brothers, We are approaching the celebration of Christmas and the end of 2020 — thanks be to God!! This has been a difficult and challenging year with the COVID Virus, racial strife and economic uncertainties. With all of this, I want to thank you for your continued generosity over the years.

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Christmas Angel Tree & Food Drive

This Christmas, if you are feeling called to help your neighbor, you can start with the neighbors of St. Elizabeth Church. The church is organizing a Food Drive, Gift Card Drive and an Angel Tree. Your donations will help our Umoja families and families in the neighborhood. If you have question or want to

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RISC Call To Action: December

December 2020 Meetings **UPDATE** on the Ordinance RISC organized, and turned out 200 people on December 17th for the City's Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting. Councilperson Jones changed his position. The motion to pass the Ordinance forward to City Council for a vote PASSED (2-1; Robertson and Jones in favor, Larson against). ON

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RISC Call To Action: November

RISC is ready to continue to fight for increasing affordable housing and reducing gun violence. RISC will continue meeting online, virtually, on Zoom. You can become a member of St. Elizabeth's RISC team at any time. Membership is free, though donations are appreciated. In this blog post, you will learn of meetings in November

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