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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 will hear from local groups who have begun this work. In April we will host an anti-racism expo where these groups can share how to get involved  in building the beloved community. 

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


November 4, 7:00pm

via Zoom
“Moving Forward”

Lutheran values, and conversations around vocation, are supporting anti-racist work at St. Olaf College. The presenters will discuss several examples of anti-racist action and initiatives underway on-campus, how these initiatives intersect with work occurring in the local community and beyond, and challenges and opportunities for anti-racist work in a predominantly white institution. 

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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.

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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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