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Land Acknowledgment 2023
Missions Spotlight 

One year ago, Reverend Carly Stucklen Sather received a request that the First Congregational Church of La Grange post a land acknowledgement recognizing that the church stands on the traditional land of The Council of Three Fires. She passed this request on to the Ministry of Missions. Since then, we have taken slow, faltering steps trying to understand the history of our area and our relationship to that history. The thousands of years that Indigenous people have lived in Illinois is a richly complex history. On Sunday, September 11 Reverend Carly invited Joseph Standing Bear Schranz of Midwest SOARRING Foundation to speak to our congregation. Later that day, he took part in the annual Race Unity Rally at Village Hall. 

On our 2023 annual meeting, the congregation voted on acceptance of the Land Acknowledgment statement.



The Ministry of Missions 

August 2022 

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