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Mission & Social Justice

Creation Season starts Sept. 8

Sundays this month we’re exploring questions about evolution and present concerns about climate change and environmental justice. How do we reconcile a scientific understanding of evolution with the Bible? What is our place in evolution, and should we be tinkering with it? Did Jesus spark an evolution of consciousness that could still save us and the planet? 

Announcing New Sunday Flower Ordering Process

Beginning in August 2019, the process for ordering flowers for the Sunday altar table will be changing. This new ordering process will give church members more flexibility when choosing to donate flowers for our Sunday altar table. Benefits of this new ordering process include the following: Church members will now have the freedom to choose their own floral shop. Church members can…

Inviting All Bakers

Who: Anybody who would like to be added to the memorial reception’s list of treat providersWhat: Bake (or purchase) two dozen bars or cookiesWhen: Sporadically throughout the yearWhere: Labeled treats are brought to the kitchen at churchWhy: To provide a personal and delicious sweet for families and friends at memorial receptions held at Macalester Plymouth…

Open and Affirming: Framed by Love and Justice

The Open and Affirming (ONA) movement within the United Church of Christ is more than just a church’s “welcome statement.” A congregation declaring themselves ONA is more than framing a certificate of acknowledgement and proudly hanging it on the wall somewhere in the church. For being “Open and Affirming” to truly mean something means framing…

Creation Season Comes Down to Earth

So many parts of creation are in crisis these days that it’s hard to limit our concerns to one thing. But given the alarming loss of arable land, and the impacts of soil contamination, desertification, and salinization on ecosystems, world hunger, and species’ survival, we have chosen to focus this year’s creation season on soil.…

2018 Mission and Social Justice (MSJ) Donations Thus Far

Macalester Plymouth United Church empowers the Mission and Social Justice Committee with the duty and responsibility for distributing some $24,000 from the “general fund”, plus additional money from “designated funds” for ministries of mission and social justice. Thus far in 2018, MSJ has distributed approximately $18,000 of these funds in the following contributions: FEEDING THE…