MCC Blog

MCC Blog August 16, 2017

The tragic and disturbing events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend might lead some to conclude that seven hundred miles isn’t all that separates us here in Maine

MCC Blog July 27, 2017

Next month, MCC Board president Bonny Rodden and her family will be traveling to Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21. The sky will grow so dark that they will be able to see the stars at midday, as well as the sun’s corona and chromosphere and gusts of solar plasma.

MCC Blog June 15, 2017

I’m sure many of you saw the article in the New York Times on June 10: “Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game,” by Laurie Goodstein. While I was happy to see that the media…read more

MCC Blog March 31, 2017

Why, in the world, does my faith matter? That is the question keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Bill Barter asked 130 people of faith who gathered in Augusta on March 27 and 28 for Interfaith Advocacy Days.  I have… Read More

MCC Blog March 10, 2017

Now more than ever, people of faith are called to speak out for justice, compassion and peace and to become effective advocates with elected officials and policy makers who create and vote on important legislation here in Maine…. Read More

MCC Blog February 23, 2017

Congregations who follow the lectionary have been spending time in the gospel of Matthew this year.  Two weeks ago, the text was from Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus tells his followers, “You are… Read More

MCC Blog January 12, 2017

This prayer was delivered by MCC Executive Director Rev. Jane Field in the State House of Representatives on the opening day of the legislature, January 4.  All representatives and and senators …Read more

MCC Blog December 9, 2016

  MAY YOUR DAYS BE MERRY AND BRIGHT During this holiday season, we at the Maine Council of Churches wish you and your loved ones the Advent blessings of hope, peace, joy and love.  We pray for the… Read More

MCC Blog November 17, 2016

In a call for peace, the Maine Council of Churches and veterans’ organizations in Maine are asking churches throughout Maine to ring their bells for two minutes at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. The following is the speech… Read More

MCC Blog October 24, 2016

October 21, 2016 Dear Friends: On Thursday, October 20, we were thrilled to host a statewide event, “From Mudslinging to Mutual  Respect: How To Make Politics More Civil,” featuring Senator George Mitchell.  We welcomed nearly 200 people from… Read More