This Sunday July 26, Sondra Samuels, longtime friend of St. John’s, will preach for us and will be present for our zoom sermon discussion and coffee hour 9:30 – 11:30. Sondra is the President & CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone in North Minneapolis, which exists to “permanently close the achievement gap and generational poverty” in North Minneapolis. She and her husband Don have led the initiative called “Healing Our City,” 30 days of silent prayer in the heart of North Minneapolis to grieve George Floyd’s death, listen to the Spirit, and dream what future God wants to bring forth among us.

Sondra will be preaching on “Discern,” which is the final theme of our six-week “introduction to a lifelong journey: dismantling racism through Jesus’ Way of Love”. She is a powerful speaker and leader. Please be sure to listen to her sermon and attend the coffee hour!