Dear Broadway Family,
If you listened to the news this week then you may be aware of the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion in Texas, which takes effect this week, allowing private citizens to sue anyone they even suspect of helping a pregnant person access the services. Two weeks ago we had talked about voting rights under attack! It truly feels like our country has reverted back decades. Lives are at risk and rights are being taken away. I encourage us to let our elected officials know that these are not the right choices for women, persons of color or any minority identity. If you can, donate to organizations that fight against these rules, and/or continue to provide the needed services.
In relation to church, in July, after we made the decision to remain virtual for August, we thought we would be able to open for hybrid worship in September, but I do not feel comfortable opening -- in light of the growing cases of Delta infections in Chicago, us reverting to mandatory indoor masking, and news of several new mutations found in various parts of the world -- at least one of which is suspected to be vaccine resistant. So far they have found their existence mostly in Peru, South Africa and South America. However we need to be mindful of their existence and protect ourselves and those we love by wearing masks and getting vaccinated, if you haven’t already.
If you remember, I had asked you to share topics/scripture you wanted to hear a sermon on! Thanks to all who responded, so based on them -- here is the series that is created: