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We Light the Candle of Joy

We Light the Candle of Joy

The December I was 6 years old I had some unfinished business with Santa Claus.  My mother took my brother and me to go see Santa at the mall and when it was my turn, I climbed into his lap, looked at him sternly and said, “Why did you put a rotten orange in my stocking last Christmas?”

We Light the Candle of Peace

We Light the Candle of Peace

During the second week of Advent, we light the candle of peace. We read the prophet Isaiah’s vision of a peaceable (click to read more…)

HOW YOUR CHURCH CAN OBSERVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH THIS OCTOBER

DID YOU KNOW: studies show that the first person a domestic violence victim is likely to turn to for help is their faith leader?

THE ELEANOR HUMES HANEY FUND GETS A NEW NAME

The Eleanor Humes Haney Fund, a generous supporter of MCC over the years, has been renamed the Haney-Leighton Fund in honor of Deborah Boies Leighton, a tireless advocate for the Fund and for radical social change.  Debbie, Elly’s life partner, died August 14, 2021, at the age… Read More

PROTECTING HOUSES OF WORSHIP FORUMS OFFERED ACROSS STATE

MCC has partnered with the Maine office of the U.S. Attorney, Maine Emergency Management Agency, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency who are offering a forum to assist local congregations in Maine… Read More

WHY HAVE WE ASKED REV. DR. CARTER HEYWARD TO TEACH US ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

WHY HAVE WE ASKED REV. DR. CARTER HEYWARD TO TEACH US ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism ? In 2019, the hate group Maine For Mainers (named as an homage to a Ku Klux… Read More

Legislative Updates / Spring 2022

The 2nd session of the 130th Legislature and our Public Policy Committee “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month,… Read More

LEARN.  THINK.  ACT.

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