Deeping Our Roots: Plymouth Land History Presentation

The plots of land upon which Plymouth has resided during its procession down Nicollet Avenue were sacred ground long before our forebears laid the first cornerstone at 4th and Nicollet in 1857. We now have a unique opportunity to learn the history of that land thanks to a project by Twin Cities researcher Jessica Intermill who is working with several religiously affiliated groups in the area to explore this history.

 

Please join in on one of three identical sessions during which Ms. Intermill will present her fascinating study and lead a Q&A session. Sponsored by the Deacons, the presentation is offered as a learning opportunity to enrich our understanding of our roots.

 

Hold one of these dates now and watch for more information:

May 15, 12:15 p.m. in person in the Chapel

May 17, 7 p.m. via Zoom

May 19, 10 a.m. via Zoom

Questions? Contact deacons@plymouth.org

 

BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECT

ZOOM SESSION #2

SCHEDULED FOR 7-8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

ATTENTION ALL PLYMOUTH MEMBERS:

We enjoyed great participation — more than 75 Plymouth members — at our first Zoom session on this project. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Harrington has given our RiCS planning team the second police encounter dilemma scenario for Plymouth’s consideration and feedback. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, for this second discussion. All are welcome. It is not necessary to have participated in the first discussion.

 

Commissioner Harrington has told the 37 houses of worship that participated in the first session that our feedback thus far validates the work of the Police-Involved Deadly Force Encounters Working Group, which began more than two years ago. He also stated his hope that our continuing feedback will give his office the kind of understanding that helps build the next level of research and policy so that we can in fact, not just talk about public safety in the beloved community, but actually start implementing some of this work in how officers are recruited and trained.

 

PLEASE REGISTER TO JOIN FELLOW PLYMOUTH MEMBERS FOR THIS SECOND SESSION ZOOM DISCUSSION:

Registration is required.

As with our first session, this second session will focus on a specific police encounter dilemma that Commissioner Harrington has prepared for each faith community’s detailed discussion and feedback. We will view a video about this dilemma, followed by a discussion of our immediate and visceral reactions to this dilemma. Then Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis will introduce a faith reading that bears on this dilemma, and we will break into small groups to discuss how the values of our faith tradition may change our views about this dilemma. This feedback will be given to Commissioner Harrington.

 

NOTE: During this session, we will be showing a video that discusses and depicts homelessness and domestic violence. We encourage everyone to prepare themselves emotionally for this and to mute and/or turn off video when they sense that this may be traumatizing to them.