He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and
To love mercy and
To walk humbly with your God.
Who Is Your Social Justice Champion?
Who are those who have been the standard bearers for your faith and have empowered you to persevere through many challenges, to find purpose in your spiritual journey, and to provide you with the confidence to confront injustice by following the path that Jesus laid out to us all? Who are the social justice champions in your life that you can name?
You are invited to join others in the congregation to make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone who you would declare as a social justice champion and keeper of the faith (see enclosed form). Whether you choose to give $100 or $1,000, it will take many gifts to fully fund this project.
Forms can be returned by mail to the church (444 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to celebrating your champions along with you!
To Create a Social Justice Window
Many of you can picture the beautiful stained glass window located on the east wall of the Narthex that is a tribute to our Choirmaster / Organist Emeritus Dene Barnard. “Soli deo gloria” based upon Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor was designed by artist, Ellen Miret, and was donated by Jane Werum.
The church has commissioned the same artist to design a new stained glass window to be installed above the west door of the Narthex. The theme of the new window is representative of the church’s commitment to social justice. This doorway leads to the church’s Washington Gladden Social Justice Park. The artist’s design is a visualization of “a great cloud of witnesses” referenced in Hebrews 12:1-2.
The Artist – ELLEN MIRET
Ms. Miret is the artist who created the Music Window in the Narthex dedicated in honor of Dene Barnard, our Organist and Choir Director Emeritus. The design and production is not only stunning, but also deeply moving. Led by the inspiration of Howard Thurman, the window is filled with symbols that represent Social Justice in very meaningful ways.
Three short videos in which artist Ellen Miret talks with Melissa Kulwicki about the window via Zoom.
NEEDED REPAIRS TO TRACERY
The stained glass window has been created, but is waiting to be installed. The current fundraising drive will help to make that happen. Please recognize that costs have increased from original projections to make needed repairs to the door and the wooden tracery that will hold the stained glass window.
The Board of Trustees has endorsed the window project and committed to provide support to help ensure that the entire project can be completed. The Trustees endowment contribution will be in honor of Jane Werum and all past donors of the Legacy Fund – the church’s unrestricted endowment fund.