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Let Justice Roll Down

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Let Justice Roll Down:
A Community Conversation about Working for Change

Beginning on January 25, we’ll host four consecutive Wednesday night community conversations featuring Racial Justice, Housing Justice, Disability Justice, and LGBTIA+ Justice. We’ll hear from four leading voices in each of these topics about how we can work for justice with tangible action. We hope you’ll join us in the Chapel from 6:30 -7:45 p.m. for these important conversations! 

January 25
Racial Justice with Osheta Moore
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel
Pastor, speaker, mother, wife: Osheta Moore is passionate about peacemaking, racial reconciliation, and community development in the urban core. Osheta (pronounced o-she-da, and no, it doesn’t mean anything, she says, “my dad just made it up”) serves as Pastor of Community life at Roots Covenant Church alongside her husband. Osheta is passionate about equipping the church to be everyday peacemakers. She is the author of Shalom Sistas, an invitation to women to practice the Hebraic concept of Shalom in their everyday lives, and her most recent book, Dear White Peacemakers, is a love letter to White Christians on their anti-racism peacemaking journey. She is also completing her two year program to become a Spiritual Director so that she can help equip peacemakers with practices and prayers for the journey. Osheta has “flying in a hot-air balloon” at the top of her bucket list, and she is firmly convinced that everything is better after a nap. Follow Osheta on Instagram @oshetamoore for encouragement to practice everyday peacemaking and invitations for White Peacemakers on their journey towards anti-racism. 

February 1
Disability Justice with Craig Spofford
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel
Craig is the Executive Director of Beyond Limits, a residential college experience program for young adults with developmental disabilities located on the campus of Bethany Global University.  Craig holds an MDiv in Biblical Studies from Bethel University and BA in Religious Education from Howard Payne University.  Craig has worked with people with various abilities professionally and as a volunteer since 1990.  Having worked in group homes, vocational development programs and in the local church as a pastor, Craig has walked with people with disabilities and their loved ones at many stages of life. Craig is married to Kara, a housing case manager serving people experiencing homelessness, and proud father to Alyssa and Stephen. 

February 8
Housing Justice with Kevin Ward
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel
“Write the vision and make it plain” (Habakkuk 2:2). With integrity, authenticity, excellence, discipline and a focus on building relationships, Kevin Ward has led IOCP as its Executive Director since December 2020. Calling IOCP “the place of most potential,” Kevin is guiding the organization through a three-year strategic plan designed to get those they serve what they need when they need it. By combining best practices from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, the organization is developing a new service delivery model with a renewed focus on placing the client at the center of the work. Before joining IOCP, Kevin spent more than two decades in business, ministry, nonprofit leadership, association management, coaching, and executive leadership. Kevin recharges through daily meditation, coaching youth sports, and watching his favorite Bearcats play to win.

February 15
LGBTQIA+ Justice featuring Ellie Krug
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel

We’re thrilled to welcome Ellie Krug back to WCC! Ellie is a transgender activist, author and lawyer. She was the first Iowa lawyer to transition genders — in 2009 at the age of 52 — and one of the first attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. Krug lost her law practice in Cedar Rapids as a result of transitioning and moved to the Twin Cities, where she was hired as the founding director of Call for Justice LLC, which connected low-income people with Minnesota legal resources. It was there that Krug began to speak and train on transgender rights. In 2016 she founded a consulting and training company, Human Inspiration Works LLC. Krug is also the author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change and the host of Ellie 2.0, a radio show and podcast out of the Twin Cities. Ellie will be honored by the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with the prestigious Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2023, at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.

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Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

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