As partners in a local lay-member led group with a passion for racial justice (SORCE), Christus Victor has a wonderful opportunity to join several other ELCA congregations in our area as Shari Seifert shares her experiences and those of her congregation at Calvary Lutheran Church following the murder of George Floyd.

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. For more information and to register, check out Registration is helpful but not required.

After the world witnessed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a passionate uprising erupted, with the intersection of 38th and Chicago at its epicenter. One  block away stood Calvary Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation whose members had engaged in racial justice work for years.  In Ashes to Action, Shari Seifert  provides her riveting first-person account of the events following May 25, 2020. Shari joined others in the Calvary community to show up, listen, and ask what was needed in the moment. As the lines between her congregation and neighborhood blurred, the way toward a faithful response became clearer. This personal narrative stays rooted in the context of community, immersing readers in the days, weeks, and months following the uprising.  Author Shari Seifert will be onsite at Shepherd of the Valley to share more about her experiences. The event will be meaningful whether or not you read the book. Shari gives all proceeds on book sales and author fees to George Floyd Global Memorial. Personal donations can be directed to the George Floyd Memorial at: