- the creation of a new Johnson County Community ID, the result of more than two years of dedicated effort by our congregational Ally, the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa. The Community ID, if used by all of us and not reserved for persons who lack other documentation, makes ours a safer and more tolerant, peaceful community. It makes us proud citizens.
- the decision of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, supported and energized by the Center for Worker Justice, to raise the minimum wage in Johnson County from $7.20 an hour to $8.20 effective October 1. A second increase to $9.15 becomes effective on May 1, 2016. Finally a third increase to $10.10 becomes effective on January 1, 2017.
UCC Economic Justice Movement (EJM) membership open to all!
Adult Education with Alison Demory Planned for February 22:
|Passing the Peace|
|Ann Zerkel Worship Leader|
|Wage Theft Comic Book (it isn't funny)|
Black Friday Walmart Action:
- 1. Create an ongoing program to discern the means of redressing the inequitable distribution of God’s abundance in our congregation, our community, our nation, and our world.
- 2. Act upon the revelations found in that discernment on a personal, congregational, local, national and global scale.
- 3. Pledge to continue our current acts of mercy, regularly evaluating their role in altering the current distribution of abundance and altering our actions to fit the altering needs.
- 4. Maintain this covenant as a living document by attaching an ongoing list of our evolving acts of mercy accompanied by an explanation of the needs that make those acts of mercy necessary so that all may share in God’s abundance
- . Further, we the congregation charge the Council of Faith United Church of Christ to regularly update this list, or to empower a designated body of its choosing to do so, in a manner it deems appropriate, making those changes known to the congregation in a timely and well- documented fashion.
STOP THE VIOLENCE!
- Graffiti from “The Line”