Next Steps on the Statement of Commitment and Action

Saint Mark’s held two forums in January to launch into our work of translating the Statement of Commitment and Action into action, and we have an initial path laid out. Whether you were part of the forums or not, all are welcome to join the effort by contacting the convener(s) listed below. They will then communicate next steps for the focus group (and a lot is already happening!). This is our time, this is our Church, and this is our work to engage together, renewing our covenant, and we hope you take part. Ready to take action? Contact one or more of these conveners to take part.

Engaging in worship and dialogue with First AME Church
Contact: Leslie Miller, lrmil@msn.com

Explore a dedicated space on the Saint Mark’s campus for those experiencing homelessness
Contact: David Wagner, akdavid710@gmail.com

Explore being part of a new Prison Ministry
Contact: Mary Lonien, marylonien@yahoo.com

Become involved in the Northwest Community Bail Fund
Contact: Mary Lonien, marylonien@yahoo.com

Engage others in conversation and action related to Racial Profiling in Policing
Contact: Malcolm McLaurin, mmclaurin@saintmarks.org

Be part of a team to develop, plan and host de-escalation and intervention of hate speech/crimes
Contact: Bob Chapman, searnbob@aol.com

Be part of the ministry of hospitality for immigrants and refugees
Contact: Kathy Sodergren, dksodergren69@gmail.com

Serve on a team from Saint Mark’s for Advocacy with Faith Action Network (FAN) and Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN)
Contact: Lauren Witt, laurenwitt@gmail.com

Be part of a group that visits local Mosques
Contact: Brett Bowton-Meade, brettb@sunriseid.com