At the July 13 Trinity Church Congregation Council meeting, a gift from the congregation of $1000 was approved for the Black Lives Matter Mural Project of Worcester. On Wednesday, July 15, hundreds of people gathered at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Major Taylor Blvd to paint the mural on the streets. Each of the sixteen letters was designed by a different artist from Worcester. Over $20,000 was raised and distributed through United Way of Central Massachusetts for the project, coordinated with city officials. The funds payed for all supplies, artist fees, safety, and the ongoing maintenance of the project.
Trinity Lutheran Church is committed to ending racism and white supremacy. Our congregation’s financial support of this mural project affirms all efforts to end the sin of racism in our city, nation, and world. To learn more about our congregation’s position against white supremacy and racist rhetoric, read our statement HERE or watch and listen to members of our congregation council read the statement HERE.