Please follow this link to see Rev. Waltrina Middleton's sermon "Repairers of the Breach: Where Have All the Prophets Gone?" - https://vimeo.com/154075056 Reverend Waltrina Middleton is actively engaged in social justice issues domestically and globally. Her advocacy work includes...
CUIC Recommits to Justice and Reconciliation This article was originally written and posted by the Presbyterian Church, USA Communications Team. CUIC thanks them for their time and dedication throughout the plenary. The body of the article is reposted...
Churches Uniting in Christ is holding a plenary on January 28-30 in St. Louis, Missouri. Delegations from all eleven members and partners will be present. The plenary will open with Worship and Holy Communion at 6:30 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, January 28, at St. Peter African...
Erin Hawkins is the General Secretary of the United Methodist Church's General Commission on Race and Religion. In this reflection, she shares how we can counter and dismantle systematic racism. Enough is Enough
They Met to Read the Bible
ST. CHRISTOPHER 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 ("Beneath the Cross of Jesus")
They met to read the Bible, they gathered for a prayer,
They worshiped God and shared with friends and welcomed strangers there.
They went to church to speak of love, to celebrate God’s grace.
O Lord, we tremble when we hear what happened in that place.
O God of love and justice, we thank you for the nine.
They served in their communities and made the world more kind.
They preached and sang and coached and taught, and cared for children, too.
They blessed your church and blessed your world with gifts they used for you.
We grieve a wounded culture where fear and terror thrive,
Where some hate others for their race and guns are glorified.
We grieve for sons and daughters lost, for grandmas who are gone.
O God, we cry with broken hearts: this can’t continue on!
God, may we keep on sowing the seeds of justice here,
Till guns are silent, people sing, and hope replaces fear.
May seeds of understanding grow and flourish all our days.
May justice, love and mercy be the banner that we raise.