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This is the fourth year that St. John’s Women is sponsoring “Courageous Conversations,” with monthly speakers and book studies. 

These programs are open to the public (regardless of age, race, gender or religious persuasion), and aim to promote a greater understanding of social justice issues and how we might respond.

“What does the Lord require but to seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

This year we will continue our focus on Anti-Racism, following the murder of George Floyd, but will zero in on our own Northfield community with the theme, “Anti-Racism: Building The Beloved Community.” We hope to lift up the voices of the marginalized as we examine injustice in our midst, and we continue to host local leaders from many organizations in Northfield to share their work, and how we can partner with them to build our beloved community.

For information about the upcoming program, and to register, scroll to the bottom of this page.

February 3, 7:00pm

via Zoom
“Saint & Sinner: The Church and Racism “

St. John’s pastors, Pam Fickenscher and Jonathan Davis, will offer frank discussion of the church’s complicity concerning racism, while acknowledging good work that has been, and is happening, to build the beloved community.

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At this time we will continue airing our programs on Zoom. To “attend”, please register below.

St. John’s Women exists separately from St. John’s congregation and funds all its own activities with donations. St. John’s Women sew hundreds of quilts, knit hundreds of blankets and children’s clothes, pack baby care kits and personal care kits which are sent all over the world, mainly through Lutheran World Relief. Donations are used to purchase materials for these items. St. John’s Women give monetary gifts to our monthly speakers, and donate funds to local charities, as well. Please consider giving to our organization.

Donate with PayPal Link

Or send your check, made out to WELCA, and mail to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West, Northfield, MN 55057.

We thank you, ahead of time, for your gifts.

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UPcoming Programs, march & april

“Anti-Racism Activism Through Community-Engaged Art”

Cecilia Cornejo, Carleton professor of Cinema and Media Studies, filmmaker, and artist, will share her art practice which encourages community members to reflect in order to envision and generate paths towards collective wellbeing.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
7:00pm via Zoom

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Check out some of Cecilia’s work in the community:

The Wandering House quilt will be on display at the Weitz Center for Creativity from February 11, 2022 through March 11, 2022

“TORCH & NCCC: Past, Present, and Future”

Sarah Lee (Northfield Community College Collaborative Director, TORCH Alumni Support) and Tessa Kiesow (TORCH Director, Northfield High School) will speak on the history of the Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) program, how it led to the creation of the Northfield Community College Collaborative (NCCC), what both programs are doing today to help Rice County youth, and the ways in which we hope to grow and continue to build and nourish community partnerships and impact.

Thursday, April 7, 2022
7:00pm via Zoom

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