Land Acknowledgment 2023
In 2021, Reverend Carly Stucklen Sather received a request that the First Congregational Church of La Grange adopt a land acknowledgment. She assigned this task to the Ministry of Missions. We then spent months researching land acknowledgments and the richly complex history of the Indigenous people who have made Illinois their home for over eleven thousand years. We are grateful to Joseph Standing Bear Schranz of Midwest SOARRING Foundation who guided us in our research and for the invaluable help of Dr. Stephanie McCullough throughout our process.
In January 2023, the congregation voted to adopt the Land Acknowledgment as presented.