Sunday, September 24, following worship we will received a school update from Mark Twain Elementary. Plans call for both the Principal and the Family Resource person to join us for conversation. Make you plans to attend as Jeremy and Claire bring us up to date on the happenings at Twain.
The Neighbors in Need offering, which we will receive on Sunday, October 1, 2017, supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide variety of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Through ucc.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates), Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice.
Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC. One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and work with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara, and Hocak in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and northern Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the United States.
Neighbors in Need helps make another world possible.
It needs YOUR support.
Get ready for the annual Blessing of the Pets worship experience at Faith UCC!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
Bring your pets, large and small, or a picture of your pet (if you choose not to bring the pet) and there will be a service of blessing.
Come, one, Come, All. Bring your pets and celebrate God’s creation!