MCC Blog

FROM MAINE’S PULPITS ON PENTECOST 2020

COVID-19 isn’t the only epidemic threatening the well-being of our nation right now.  The other is racism—structural and implicit, personal and overt—policies and ideologies that prolong the violence, suffering, injustice and inequity engendered by more than four centuries… Read More

MCC Blog May 22, 2020

Think About (Yet Another!) COVID19-Induced Pivot Why not move your church’s mission trip in-state this summer? Did your congregation have to cancel plans for an out-of-state mission trip this summer due to the pandemic?  Why not explore the… Read More

MCC Blog April 24, 2020

There is no going back, is there?  Do we really want to return to what was “normal” anyway—should “normalcy” really be our goal here?  Should we be asking, “How could this pandemic emergency end up helping the church survive?”  Or should we… Read More

HOW CAN CHURCHES CONTINUE TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?

Does your church run a food pantry? Provide community meals? Operate an essentials pantry, shelter, health clinic or clothing closet? Join with others to discuss best practices for continuing to meet community needs during the COVID-19 emergency. The… Read More

IMPORTANT FAITH LEADER STATEMENT

The bishops and other leaders of our denominations have issued an official statement about COVID-19.

MCC Blog Feb. 28, 2020

All voters may vote on the Special Referendum Ballot on Tuesday. Please Vote NO on Question 1 Maine Voices: Traditions of faith, science both encourage vaccination – vote ‘no’ on 1 The God of Christianity, Judaism and Islam has… Read More

The 2020 Census MAINE IS COUNTING ON OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES!

Communities of faith have an important role to play in the 2020 Census. Among the most trusted voices here in Maine, your support will be instrumental in ensuring a complete count.   Here in Maine, where we don’t always… Read More

MCC Blog November 22, 2019

The Maine Council of Churches would like to add its voice to that of Professor Abe Peck of USM (Portland Press Herald, November 9, 2019) in denouncing a group that purports to be “Christian” but hides behind a… Read More

“WE MUST DO MORE”

The Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches, led by President Bonny Rodden marched in the Poor People’s Campaign March on October 10th. The MCC sign bore the Council’s emblem, a rainbow flag and the words “Dignity for All”. We walked alongside Bishop Thomas Brown, John Hennessy and others carrying the banner for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.

MCC Blog September 27, 2019

Nine New England Congregations Begin Process of Discernment Regarding Disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church   Nine United Methodist congregations from the New England Conference have notified Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of their intention to begin an eight-month process… Read More