MCC Blog

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

MCC joins BFW in urging White House to host conference on food, nutrition and hunger

Dear President Biden,
As pastors, faith leaders, and clergy from many faiths and traditions and every region of the United
States, we commend Congress and your administration for initiating and enacting multiple bills
during the ongoing pandemic to provide assistance for people living with hunger.

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