Pastor Matt helped guide the Empower Initiative Team on a pilgrimage to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma Alabama in February, a trip that coincided with Black History Month. The pilgrimage retraced sacred sites of the Southern Black Freedom Struggle. Those attending were challenged to learn and grow in their capacity to widen the circle of human concern. Remembering the courage, sacrifice, and faith of those who took part in the struggle inspired and the Empower Initiative Team to consider God’s work today and how they may step into God’s hope and justice in the world. To learn more about the work of Empower Initiative and First Church participation, contact Pastor Matt.