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