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Unraveling: 2023 Easter Offering for the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Throughout Lent we have thought about the theme of Unraveling. Early in this Lenten season,
Rev. Molly asked us to think about how an unraveling could be positive in our own life and in the world beyond ourselves. How can we “pull apart and repurpose the systems” that are in need of change to make a better existence for all?

In keeping with this theme of unraveling a system of injustice, the Ministry of Justice and Service has selected the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust to be the recipient of the Easter Offering.

As written on their website: 

  • The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the
    San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
  • Rematriate: to restore a people to their rightful place in sacred relationship with their ancestral land.
  • The Rematriate the Land Fund is dedicated to expenses associated with bringing land back into Indigenous stewardship including purchase and care of land, permits and fees, studies, surveys, remediations, restoration, and related needs.

We accept Jesus’ call to serve him by serving others – the hungry, the unhoused, the refugee, the immigrant, the oppressed.  As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, let us support Sogorea Te’ Land Trust’s Rematriate the Land Fund by donating online at (log in, click Giving, then the blue +Give button, then choose Easter Offering from the Fund dropdown menu).  You may also write a check to First Church Berkeley; please write Easter Offering in the memo line, and mail to:  First Church Berkeley,  2330 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA  94704.  All non-pledge offerings received Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, will be contributed to this organization. Thank you for your generous support!

Read our Easter Offering letter here.