God’s radically inclusive love excludes no one. As disciples of Jesus, who approached people inclusively and compassionately, and whose life, death, and resurrection give hope to all, it is our joy to embrace all who seek to know and follow him through belief and unbelief. Together, we can more fully build a faithful, prayerful, and loving community.
Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Accountability (DIAA) Group
The Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Accountability Workgroup meets to discuss and make plans for greater inclusion and welcome at First Presbyterian Church. Responding to the 2021 strategic plan goals for greater welcome, hospitality, and diversity, DIAA works to make First Presbyterian a more welcoming and inclusive community.
To learn more, contact Rev. Hannah Lundberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As a community of faith, we celebrate the diversity of our community, remember both celebratory and painful pieces of our collective history, and lift up the voices of communities that have been historically marginalized. Throughout the year, the Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Accountability Workgroup will highlight particular cultural groups by sharing educational information and centering their art, stories, and joy.
In May, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrating those in our community with origins or ancestors from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States (May 7, 1843) and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869), the majority of whose track-laying workers were Chinese immigrants. The FPC Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Accountability Workgroup encourages you to learn more by viewing the PBS series, “Asian Americans” which can be borrowed from the Ann Arbor District Library or found on the PBS website. Expect to see more from DIAA in upcoming heritage months listed on our website.
If you are interested in getting involved, contact DIAA-