Peace with Justice grant used by Asbury UMC

By WV UMC Admin

How glorious to have “Team Asbury” (Asbury United Methodist Church, Charleston, WV) participate in the 2021 YWCA Race to End Racism. Although this year’s race was virtual, teams could walk together!

The Race to End Racism funds racial justice work at YWCA Charleston. The work includes partnership building, community education, and activism to eliminate racism in our communities.

Asbury has fielded a team for the past few years, winning the “Most Spirited” award in 2019. This year, Asbury managed to get 9 of the 10 team members assembled at the church and then walked to the YWCA headquarters on Kanawha Boulevard, doubling the suggested mileage of the “race.” Pastor Joe couldn’t join the team but walked on his own.

The team felt good about being able to walk together, properly masked, and send the message throughout the neighborhood during the walk. Several pedestrians and drivers noticed and supported the team’s efforts. Team Asbury appreciates the financial support from the Peace with Justice Anti-Racism grant that made its registration and participation possible. Thanks for your support!

One of our six Special Sundays is Peace with Justice Sunday, which is on May 30 this year. Follow this link for resources to help share the story of the Peace with Justice and the important work that is being done here in the West Virginia Conference and around the world.