Dear Church Community,
Last Sunday several of us gathered after worship to discuss Taking Care in 2024. We asked how we can best take care of ourselves and one another in what will likely be a tumultuous election year.
The group came up with a few ideas, including a bulletin board that will invite your answers to this question. In addition, we plan to host a series of Coffee Hour Conversations on topics such as, “How to Talk with Those We Love to Hate.” If you have other ideas, please email our Congregation Care Committee Chair, Nancy Paulu at moc.loa@uluapjn.
A few weeks ago, a different group gathered after worship to talk about Taking Action in 2024. In the face of growing Christian Nationalism and autocratic politics, it’s important to understand we’re not powerless. The more we can connect with others who are working to preserve democracy and follow Jesus’s mandate to “care for the least of these,” the more we can make a difference. Thus, the Mission & Social Action Committee encourages you to sign up for the UCC’s Faith & Democracy Campaign (DC residents can help get out the vote in other states). In addition, we’ll offer some Coffee Hour Conversations on topics such as “Christian Nationalism and the 2024 Election.” These issues are sobering, but it’s important for us to have a clear-eyed view of what’s happening in our country. If you have ideas for other topics, please email our Mission & Social Action Chair, Emily Parker at moc.liamg@cerekrap.
Click here for the entire Pastor’s Page which includes other topics such as Christians for Ceasefire in Gaza, recognizing the many contributions of Black Americans, a shout out to our Lay Leaders, Ash Wednesday services, Lenten Series on the historical Jesus, and other announcements.