Last week, at least four predominantly black churches were burned by arsonists in a clear attempt to strike a blow at the heart of the American black community. Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis, Missouri is coordinating the Rebuild the Churches Fund to unite people of all faiths in standing with their sisters and brothers to help rebuild these buildings –which are not just houses of worship but centers of ministry for their communities. All money received will be divided equally among these congregations: Glover Grove Baptist Church, Warrenville, SC; College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, Knoxville, TN; Briar Creek Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC; God's Power Church of Christ, Macon, GA. If other black churches are burned or previous fires are deemed to be arson, they will be added to the distribution list. Please make your checks out to ECLC and place funds in the specially marked envelopes, “Rebuild the Churches Fund,” including your name. ECLC will send one check to represent our solidarity with these congregations. You can contribute also online at the ECLC.org DONATE page. Please designate your gift by including “Rebuild the Churches Fund” in the “Other Donations” field.