Acts 19: 1-7
"Is the Power ON?!"
Pastor Barbara Marks
Several years ago we had an amazing turn out for our discussion on Same Kind of Different As Me. I believe the book below would be a great follow up, not only with the Conference, but in our local church. I am hoping to connect with Golden Hill UMC for future on line discussions.
The book discussion for the Laity Celebration and beyond is-
Black & White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time, by Teesha Hadra & John Hambrick.
There will be no registration fee.
Looking forward to a series of great upcoming discussions!
Thank you to all who contributed to our family in need with beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. Mom was overwhelmed by your generosity. Her mid-size SUV was filled to the brim with clothing, shoes, educational toys and books, for her four children. We were able to purchase gas and food gift certificates with cash that was donated. JOY!
God of justice, love and hope,
So many Americans, and people around the world, have hearts that are saddened and minds that are in shock.
This country has been an inspiration on the right of people to self-governance, and yet on Wednesday all of that fell apart. American democracy has been a model for numerous countries and changed the course of world history. But today democracy is under brutal attack and we are in danger of self-destruction and implosion from within.
Help us to come together as a nation and realize that any political and ideological differences are negligible and can be overcome. Lead us as only you can to live in acceptance of each other’s differences and united by our common allegiance to you and to nation. Help us to go forward with a new determination to learn from our mistakes, to overcome our divisions and advance to being a better nation.
Please use the United States as an example of a country that is determined to become more compassionate, just and democratic. A nation where justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream. A nation determined to promote peaceful engagement for all people.
Amen. Written Jimmie Hawkins