Monday, May 21, 2012
I'm excited! Last Thursday, our Faith Council voted as one to support enthusiastically a proposal to study economic justice. (See below).
Last spring, the Membership and Faith in Action committees began talking about our existing programs, areas of concern to committee members, and programs supported by our denomination. We all converged on the broad subject of economic justice.
A coordinating committee is being formed this Tuesday evening, May 22, following a 5:30 PM soup supper. We urge everyone to attend and consider joining this group. If you cannot make it at 5:30, come when you are able. We especially ask that each church committee have a representative on the coordinating committee.
At last Saturday's Evangelism Workshop, Charlene J. Smith, UCC Minister of Evangelism and Church Vitality, used the phrase "fearlessly take action" regarding church ministry. Your Council believes that the proposed study of and movement toward considering an Economic Justice Covenant is the right thing to do. We believe that this is the right time to challenge and enrich ourselves through such a process.
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening and sharing our progress with you over the coming weeks.
Marilyn Calkins, President
Faith U.C.C. Council