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Outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis there’s an outline of a body drawn on the street. It marks the place where George Floyd took his last breath two years ago, minutes after he was accused of using a counterfeit… Read More

HOLY WORK FOR HOLY WEEK: Weaving Palms and Sweetgrass

Lent Week 4

Most of us have been taught, especially in the context of the story of Jesus on the cross, that salvation is something that happens after you die.  However, in the bible, salvation is almost always referring to the… Read More

Lent Week 3

Jesus takes his place as king among people who are suffering.  He invites us to follow his model and find ourselves not just abstractly for, but alongside, with and intrinsically connected to the marginalized.  Activism, even in the… Read More

Lent Week 2

Life with Jesus requires holding the tension that the world and things within us and around us are full of pain, but God holds us with kindness and tenderness all the same.  We are often harder on ourselves… Read More

As promised, we’re sharing an entry from Week 1 of the Lent 2022 devotional by Brandi Miller of “Reclaiming My Theology:

 I do not ignore the theological and metaphysical interpretation of the Christian doctrine of salvation.  But the underprivileged everywhere have long since abandoned any hope that this type of salvation deals with the crucial issues by which their… Read More

Thinking about resuming in person worship?

In recent days, we at MCC have fielded a number of inquiries from local congregations wondering if this is the right time to return to holding in-person services in their church buildings. First and foremost, we encourage churches to… Read More

Ash Wednesday 2022

There is a Jewish saying that we should all carry a note in each pocket. In one pocket, the note should read “For you the universe was created.” The note in the other, “You are dust.”  Each year… Read More

MCC BOARD ANNNOUNCES EXPANSION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

With unanimous support from its seven member denominations, the Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches has expanded the position of its Executive Director from part-time to full-time, effective August 1, 2021, for a designated term of… Read More

Letter to the editor: Maine people of faith should get vaccinated

Loving both God and neighbor means we must do all we can to protect those around us from the coronavirus. from the Portland Press Herald Opinion August, 28. 2021  This week’s headlines – “Under siege, hospitals plead with Mainers:… Read More