What’s Going On: 25 July 2021

WELCOME TO THE PARISH Baby girl Bahati was born on May 15, 2021. Her family came to the US in 2018 from a Tanzania refugee camp. Her family are members of St. Elizabeth. Pierre and his family arrived in Richmond on June 29, 2021. They are from Bujumbura, Burundi. ST. ELIZABETH SCRIPTURE CLASS

What’s Going On: 18 July 2021

INTRODUCING SAINT ELIZABETH'S EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY Tusome Pamoja is a special program spearheaded by Liz Wiznerowicz and Kenya Gray to serve our students in the Umoja community. Students who had long interruptions in their formal education can receive a personalized ESL curriculum from our Private Satellite School Program. Classes and activities start Tuesday July 13. We

Painful Legacy of Indigenous boarding schools

At the June Social Justice Committee meeting, a parishioner talked with the group about the discovery of mass graves at former residential schools for indigenous children in Canada. With the 160 more graves discovered on Penelakut Island, the total number of graves identified in Canada since early June has risen to at least 1300. Indigenous

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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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