The clergy of Hopewell Borough, including our Pastor Rev. Laura Steele, have issued in a joint letter acknowledging the pain of racism and vowing to address racial issues in the community.
“We, the undersigned pastors of the Hopewell Borough, collectively bear witness to the pain, shock and horror of the unfolding racial events that are taking place in our nation and more recently here in Hopewell. In the midst of all this and the tension that now grips us, we have been praying constantly—prayers of lament and prayers of confession, prayers for our country and particularly prayers for our community. Through our prayers and conversation, we believe that as a community of faith we are called to continue to witness and follow our calling in this moment: “to hate what is evil and to cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9). . . .”
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of us speak the truth
with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” Ephesians 4:25