Pacifica Synod

Now is the Time Study Series

Wednesdays, August 17 through September 14

7:00-9:00 p.m. PDT / 4:00-6:00 p.m. HST


Registration open through 9/13/2022 11:59 PM


We invite you to be with us online on Wednesday evenings beginning August 17 and continuing through September 14, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. PDT/4:00-6:00 p.m. HST for our “Now is the Time Study Series” being facilitated by members of the Pacifica Synod Anti-Racism Team. This study series is for Pacifica Synod rostered leaders and lay persons interested in promoting racial justice within their communities, congregations and throughout the ELCA.

During our time together we'll journey together in community as we wrestle with the content and meaning of the “Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent” and its accompanying explanation which was adopted by the ELCA Churchwide Council in 2019. We will provide tools and resources for participants to lead this study series in their own congregations as they feel comfortable. During our sessions, there will be time for small group conversations and learning.

The “Now is the Time Study Series” and guide provide an avenue for the realization, self-examination and accountability required to “apologize to people of African descent for the [church's] complicity in slavery and its enduring legacy of racism in the United States and globally.”

Pre-registration using the button above is required to receive the Zoom link to join each session. Please invite others to register too!

If you have questions about the event or your registration, please contact Terri at or by phone at 714.692.2791, ext. 732.


These sessions will be held online through Zoom. You may join by video using a computer, tablet or phone or call in from your phone using audio only.

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Pacifica Synod, ELCA
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