Solidarity flags at South Church

We are offering a community project to all of you. You are invited to add a solidarity flag to the garlands we are hanging across the front fence at South Church. Our hope is to send a message of Love, and to connect and unite with each other in a shared message of solidarity with our black, brown, and indigenous siblings across the country who are fighting for an end of racial violence.

We want you all to feel invited to be creative, but we are hoping you will include a specific pledge, committing to an action you will take to help make desperately needed change happen. Some possible examples could be:

  • I commit to contributing money to black lives matter.org
  • I commit to seek out and support black-owned businesses
  • I commit to contact my elected officials in support of [a specific racial justice reform initiative]
  • I commit to vote in November
  • I commit to further educating myself about anti-racism by reading [anti-racism resource of your choice (ideally written by black authors)]

At Church: We will leave some supplies for anyone who wants to create a flag at church. 

  • You should find a plastic box with supplies on the stone landing at the front of the church (near the pillars and flower planters) including fabric flags, safety pins, sharpie markers, clorox wipes and a clip board on which to draw.
  • Use a square of fabric and the sharpie markers to create your design
  • When it’s done, use 2 safety pins to attach the flag to the string tied to the wrought iron fence in front of our church (facing state street)
  • Flags can be a message, a prayer, or even a picture. 
  • Before you leave, make sure everything is wiped down, put back in the plastic bin, and left where you found it

OR, At Home: If you are making a prayer flag at home to bring to church and add to the display:

  • Use a square of fabric measuring the size of a piece of copy paper (8.5” x 11”)
  • Bring two safety pins if you have them, to attach the flag to the string tied to the wrought iron fence in front of our church (facing state street)
  • Flags can be a message, a prayer, or even a picture.