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Service format: Inclusive language. All are welcome. Participatory design that included dialogue and responsive sermons. Exploring the decolonization of christianity.
Rev. Denise Griebler is a pastor, human rights and social justice activist, retreat leader and potter living in Detroit, Michigan. Denise connects the dots between faith, creativity and justice.
Denise has served as a pastor in congregations in Illinois and Michigan for over 30 years. She was one of the organizers of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980’s when tens of thousands of Salvadorans and Guatemalans sought refuge in the U.S. fleeing the violence of civil wars and widespread human rights violations in their countries. The U.S. government refused to recognize them as refugees and ordered their deportation, but risking felony convictions, fine and jail time, over 500 churches and synagogues defied immigration laws and provided sanctuary.
Denise has traveled many times to Central America and Southern Mexico as part of fact-finding and accompaniment delegations and serves on the board of directors of SIPAZ (www.sipaz.org) an international human rights organization in Chiapas, Mexico. She advocates for compassionate immigration policy and an end to deportations and the separation of families and regularly visits immigrants detained in the Monroe County Jail.
In Detroit, she joins in the struggle calling for an end to water shut-offs and for an affordable water plan and is part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival. At MannaWorks clay studio she enjoys inviting people to put their hands in clay as a way of reflecting on their lives, listening to their dreams and being renewed in their spirits.
Rev. Denise Griebler is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She’s the Director of Pastoral Ministry and Community Engagement and functions as the pastor of St. Peter’s Detroit, with sacramental support from Episcopal priests in our diocese. She is a potter and directs MannaWorks Clay Studio in the Hive at St. Peter’s Episcopal Detroit.
Thank you, Rev. Denise, for your commitments to social justice and human rights around the globe!
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April 2020: Holy Maundy Thursday Order to Worship. Download here.
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March 2020: A Brief Order for Zoom Worship. Download here.
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