We who call ourselves Christians have too often found ourselves on the wrong side of history. In the not-so-distant past, some of our churches supported slavery. Some became apologists for segregation and apartheid. Some defended Hitler. Some opposed
Brave Change: Courageous Churches is a one-day gathering for those who want to bravely lead change in their church with prayerful planning.
Whether it is grappling with helping our communities make sense of the large-scale reality of shifts in the global climate, the challenges of the opioid epidemic, or navigating the everyday ups and downs of contemporary congregational life, as leaders in ministry we intimately know that we are serving in moments of powerful, disruptive transformation.
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MCC has a longstanding commitment to promoting honest, respectful dialogue that honors the dignity of every person’s voice. We are delighted to announce that the Episcopal Church has just released a new 5-week curriculum for congregations entitled “The Civil Discourse Curriculum.” It is perfect for a Lenten study, but can be used any time. It is available for free.
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop
The Maine Council of Churches celebrates with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Brown to Maine, and working with him in the years ahead as together we seek to build peace with justice and guide justice with love. At the same time, we give thanks for the extraordinary colleague and brother in Christ we have had in Bishop Stephen Lane who will be retiring in June.