Thursday, April 30, 2015

What a great week!

From the intentional interim pastor

May 1, 2015

            I’ve had quite a week.  On Tuesday I gave the prayer at the service remembering those who have been injured or lost their lives on the job in North Carolina.  We had gathered near the site where the three construction workers were killed in March.  Then we walked to the Department of Labor to register our protests about the way the DOL is dealing with these injuries and fatalities.  http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article19812672.html

            On Wednesday, along with ten other CUCC members, I attended Moral Monday on Wednesday.  It was a first for me and as the Terminator said, “I will be back.”    It was an experience to gather with others to make our voices heard.  http://www.naacpnc.org/
            This coming Saturday I will go to OutRaleigh, where we will have a booth.  This is another first for mehttp://www.outraleigh.org/

            We are one busy church.  Perhaps a better way of saying it is we are a dedicated group of committed believers. 

            As I stood there yesterday on Bicentennial Mall, I watched as members of CUCC greeted people who have also faithfully gathered to let their voices be heard.  It was almost like a family reunion.  Hugs, smiles, and greetings were everywhere.  There were also passionate voices speaking about things near and dear to their hearts – the need for accessible health care, women’s rights, support for education, immigration reform, and many other subjects.  It was truly a memorable day.

            As I said, I’ll be going back.  Moral Monday on Wednesday is now meeting every other Wednesday so the next gathering is May 13 and the focus will be on Labor Rights & Living Wages.  Maybe you will join us, too.

                In the meantime, let us continue to be faithful in all we do and say.  It’s good for all of us.

See you in church,
Pastor Peg


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