Dear Friends and Members of the Ark and Dove Community,
Not too long ago we had a peaceful demonstration on our property to show our support for Black Lives and the LGBTQ+ community. Unfortunately, this past Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, our Black Lives Matter banners were defaced and our Pride banner with the rainbow was stolen. The words on the pride banner were Openly Affirming all of God’s Children, Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church. God loves all people and all people are created in the image of God and because of that, we will continue our ministries of working for fairness and justice in our country and the world.
The police are investigating the matter as hate crimes and have been very responsive.
New banners have been ordered by our Anti-racism Team and our GLEAM Team, but it may take some time to get them made and back up. Thank you for having the courage and the faith to work for justice and love as a congregation. God’s love will prevail.