February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Black History Month February is the month when our nation commemorates the struggles and triumphs African Americans have endured throughout our country’s history. First celebrated in 1926, the week was expanded into Black History Month in 1976 as part of the...
January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

MLK Weekend 2021Celebration and Serve Opportunities Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Both St. James and COR provide meaningful options...
December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

ARJ wishes everyone a blessed Advent and a beautiful Christmas season.  This month’s newsletter has many opportunities for you to share tidings of learning and joy with your family and friends Courageous Conversations:Racism in Kansas City On Monday, December 7 at...
November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1  ARJ is Making Plans for 2021 We Need You! ARJ Leadership Teams are working on plans for next year’s programs and activities.  We’d like your input for program...
October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Last Call for 2020 Census The US Census deadline has been extended to October 31. If you haven’t participated or know anyone who hasn’t, please act now. Minority communities are especially vulnerable to being undercounted. Accurate counting is critical to the...
September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

Be Counted & Be Heard 2020 Census Only 63% of all households in the nation have responded to the 2020 Census. If you or anyone you know isn’t included in that count, action must be taken before September 30.  Accurate counting of everyone who is living in the...
August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something, to say something and not be quiet.” John Robert LewisCivil Rights Leader, US Congressman1940-2020 ARJ Small Groups Stay Connected Allies for Racial Justice...
July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

Kudos for the First ARJ Webinar Event Congratulations to everyone who helped make our first virtual event such a great success. Over 1300 people tuned in to Zoom and Facebook on June 16 for “COVID 19 & You: Insights from Local Medical Specialists”. Pastors Emanuel...
June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin In recent weeks we’ve witnessed murder, injustice, protest and outrage throughout our country. While battling a deadly coronavirus that can attack...
May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

How are you doing? That’s the question we all are asking each other and trying to decipher for ourselves as COVID-19 continues to impact all facets of our daily lives. In the midst of this pandemic, while we all face a common threat, we each live with a different set...