The Diversity & Inclusion team was formed in 2015, with members serving at the invitation of the former minister Rev. Bert. The group primarily discussed issues of racism (though one invited member was a white transgender man), but did not DO much in its first year. Then, Rev. Bert left and the group was dormant until fall of 2017, with the arrival of our interim minister Rev. Marsh. At this time, the Diversity & Inclusion Team is evolving (slowly) into an open group with membership not limited to people from historically oppressed groups. The group planned and delivered a service on August 5, 2018 (“Different Makes a Difference”), and is working to determine how it will operate relative to a number of other groups in the church.