ICTG Executive Director, Kate Wiebe, spoke with her this morning. This weekend feels "eery," she said, as protests and alternative protests have erupted throughout the community, just after finishing up a week of Revival at her church and as the community is preparing for students to arrive again in a few weeks to start the next semester.
"We've been praying," she said.
She also shared some helpful steps she's taken to encourage her congregation amid the turmoil.
I've sent updates to congregation members about where to find alternative protests, how to participate in them if they feel called to, and also how to stay safe. Protests and alternative protests are happening around the community, at the local mall and shopping center, and one of the local breweries. The places where prayer vigils and alternative protests are being held are being targeted now. It's important for people to stay safe.
During her internship, Carolyn is using ICTG training materials to provide emotional and spiritual care for a congregation in a time of significant transition. She also will be preparing a summary discussing a pastor's role and practice during a congregational transition.
Internships like Carolyn's are made possible through generous donations from ICTG supporters. You can support Carolyn's education and future interns by making a financial contribution today. Thank you for your generosity!