Entries by Kathy Graves

A Warm Invitation

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the future may look like for your congregation? Do you feel sometimes as if everything’s uncertain and you have no idea how to get from point A to point B?

Conference Expands Racial Justice Efforts

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, and witness yet another officer-involved shooting with the death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, we are ever mindful that the hard work of seeking racial justice and embodying that commitment in our own life as a Conference is far from complete.

A Welcome Sign of Resurrection

On Tuesday, April 20, deep into our Easter season, a welcome sign of Resurrection hope showed up. Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Before We Get to Healing

On Monday, I was contacted by a member of the media. “What can we do to heal our communities in the middle of all this pain and unrest?” she wondered. I declined to be interviewed. It felt like she was asking the wrong question. Or that it was at least premature.

New Life Rising

“I’m not sure I have ever longed for spring quite so desperately. And never have I needed Easter’s Resurrection quite so much.” Read more from Conference Minister Rev. Shari Prestemon.