HOW DO WE AS PEOPLE OF FAITH RESPOND TO THE BURNING ISSUES OF OUR PRESENT TIMES? HOW DO WE RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ISSUES, WITH OPEN DIALOG — WITHOUT OPPOSITION?
Honoring MCPC’s tradition of not being a one-issue church, our Congregational Life Task Force invites you to monthly “Sunday Sit-Downs” with guest speakers who are working in our community to address the variety of needs of people and who can help us gain a greater understanding of current issues. With no political agenda, the hope is that we become more educated about contemporary challenges and how people of faith can respond.
Sunday Sit-Downs are held following worship in Fellowship Hall. Please join the conversation. (Sunday Sit-Downs are presented with older Sit-Down topics at the bottom of the list.)
Sophia’s House. Leslie Manning, the Prison Outreach Director & Chaplain for Sophia’s House, will be preaching and staying for a Sunday Sit-Down on Sunday, March 15. Sophia’s House is a newly opened residence for women leaving prison, with a mission to “Support and empower women survivors of addiction, trafficking, and incarceration through holistic healing in a shared community.” The Sunday Sit-Down will offer a conversation with Leslie to learn more about the important work of Sophia’s House.
> This Sunday Sit-Down was cancelled, but we hope to reschedule later in the year.
Asylum Seekers. The Congregational Life Task Force is pleased to announce that Brunswick resident Sarah Singer will be our guest for a Sunday Sit-Down after worship on February 23. She will tell us more about the strangers in our midst. Sarah has been deeply involved with the efforts to welcome asylum seekers now living in Brunswick who are refugees from Central Africa, and will highlight ways we as individuals and as a Matthew 25 Church could be of real help.