MCC Blog

MCC supports the expansion of Medicaid coverage

From the Executive Director The Maine Council of Churches would like to add its voice to those of the Maine Hospital Association, the Maine Sheriffs Association, the Maine Chiefs of Police Association, and nearly 60 percent of recently… Read More

“You Were Once Strangers”

Read our Executive Director’s latest blog post, “You were once strangers.”

From the Executive Director

Read the latest blog post from our Executive Director, Rev. Jane Field, reflecting on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MCC at the State House to Open Legislative Session

MCC Executive Director, Rev. Jane Field, offered the prayer to the Maine House of Representatives for the opening of the Legislative session on Jan. 6, and board members distributed letters to all senators and representatives urging civil discourse.

From the Executive Director

By Rev. Jane Field, Executive Director In the wake of recent events in Burundi, San Bernardino, Mali, Colorado Springs, Syria, and so many other places around our state, our nation and our world, a denominational judicatory head called… Read More

MCC Board Decries LePage’s Pronouncement to Keep Syrian Refugees Out of Maine

At its November 20 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches voted to publicly denounce Gov. LePage’s statement about Syrian refugees coming to Maine. Sample letters are available for congregations that want to take action.

MCC Decries LePage’s Pronouncement to Keep Syrian Refugees Out of Maine

  From the Executive Director At its November 20th  meeting, the Maine Council of Churches Board voted to publicly decry Gov. Paul LePage’s pronouncement earlier this week that he would “adamantly oppose any attempt by the federal government to… Read More

Incivility and Prejudice in Lewiston Mayoral Race—AGAIN!

While the Maine Council of Churches neither endorses nor opposes candidates for office, we do take a clear stand in favor of civil discourse in elections and governance, and a clear stand against prejudice and bias.

We are here

The first week of October, the week that I began my tenure as the new Executive Director of MCC, began with World Communion Sunday. Begun in 1933 and endorsed by the National Council of Churches in 1940, it’s… Read More

A year of progress

This week, I am finishing up my tenure at the Maine Council of Churches (MCC). It has been a wonderful experience to serve you as the executive director. As I reflect on the year, the MCC has made… Read More