Friday, June 30, 2017

From the Pastor

Dear CUCC Friends, 

One of the joys of being part of a progressive denomination in the life of faith is the
opportunity to be joined with so many others from around the country who are working tirelessly in their own communities towards a more just and peaceful world. Over the next several days, I will be meeting with my UCC Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI) cohort in Baltimore, Maryland, as we discuss our own plans to that end as young professionals serving in faith communities across this nation; a nation which is currently under seize. I ask that you hold us in the light as we discern next steps, as well as offering your prayers and presence “for peace,” as our nations leaders
deliberate over the state of healthcare in this country. God, in your mercy…

Over the weekend, we will be joined by thousands of others at the UCC General Synod event where delegates and UCC National Leaders will address several resolutions
that we hope will move us, as advocates of equality, inclusivity, and wholeness for all persons, closer to building the Beloved Community. If you would like to follow the news of General Synod events and/or follow the progress of a resolution, you can download the “UCC Events” app on your smart phones. I will look forward to sharing with you about my experiences and about the progress of the UCC over the next several months. Blessings and Peace! 

May the Spirit lead the way,

Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas