MCC Blog

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

MCC Blog September 9, 2019

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. Since its inception in 1989, Christians around the world (147 denominations and ecumenical councils) have observed this season with events on six continents… Read More

MCC Blog August 23, 2019

MAINE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES RESPONDS TO PEOPLE’S VETO EFFORTS   Perhaps you saw the August 9 headline in the Portland Press Herald, “Organizers turn to churches in efforts to undo abortion…laws.”  And perhaps you were as frustrated as… Read More

WHEN WE IN THE CHURCH ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY…AND THE GOSPEL

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

MCC Blog October 26, 2018

Featured Guest Blogger John Hennessy Director of Maine Episcopal Network for Justice OUR FAITH, OUR VOTE, OUR VOICE Maine Episcopal Network for Justice Election Engagement Program – Fall 2018   As followers of Jesus, we can live out… Read More

Maine Council of Churches Stands in Solidarity With Our Muslim Sisters and Brothers

As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries

MCC Blog April 19, 2018

Please sign the linked petition and circulate within your faith communities – this petition calls on the legislature to pass and fund the opioid bills on their table this year, and is intended to add to the pressure to DO SOMETHING. Help us send a strong signal to legislators that people of faith demand action now