I don't know about your church, but I can't see how racism is a top-tier sin in mine, neither the congregation, nor the denomination. Nonetheless we got all worked up over it last year, and this persists. Denominational headquarters follows the cause-of-the-month, as in getting all worked up over the great danger that Asian-Americans are supposedly in from mouth-breathing racists, because of an incident of a guy with sexual problems shooting up a massage parlor. That will calm down, to be replaced with something or other. Racism (cue the word "journey") and the environment will continue in the newsletters, I imagine, with a different spin each time.
It seems straight out of Screwtape to get people worrying about secondary and tertiary sins, so that they never notice the simple ones.