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Welcome: Thank You For Stopping

Here are a couple of things you should know about us: We love you. We strive to show our love to God by loving you. We believe that you are created in God’s image. We believe that we are called to follow Christ: in loving, in accepting, in teaching, in forgiving, in serving, in sacrifice. We believe that your story, added to ours, will make us more whole. Continue reading Welcome: Thank You For Stopping

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Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 10, 2016. 6:00pm: Soup & Bread Supper 7:00pm: Worship with Communion & Imposition of Ashes Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent. Lent is a season in the liturgical year where we prepare ourselves for Easter and the resurrection. Join us for a simple meal of bread and soup, followed by meaningful worship in an intimate setting.   Continue reading Ash Wednesday Service

Detainees netted in a Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Custom Enforcement raid at Howard Industries manufacturing plant in Laurel, Miss. are escorted out of the Federal court house in Hattiesburg, Miss., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. Federal officials say nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were detained in a raid on a manufacturing plant in southern Mississippi, making it the largest such sweep in the country. (AP Photo/Matt Bush, The Hattiesburg American)

Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell

As people of faith and moral conscience, we are outraged by the Obama administration’s violation of human rights by using raids as a scare tactic against the immigrant community and deporting thousands of Central American refugees who entered the United States seeking asylum. We urge President Obama and his administration to respond to this crisis with moral courage: To stop the raids, provide legal counsel … Continue reading Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell

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Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’

In a January 5 United Church of Christ press release, Rev T Michael Rock, pastor of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, denounced recent ICE raids as “criminal.” In response to ICE round up of hundreds of undocumented immigrants for deportation, Rock condemned the raids and called on local congregations to offer sanctuary. “What ICE is doing is criminal. These are people with lives and families, … Continue reading Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’

Sanctuary

Presbyterian church in Arizona offers sanctuary to undocumented migrant

Perhaps you heard about “sanctuary” in Rev T Michael Rock’s sermon today, and you were curious about what it means. As Robbinsdale United Church of Christ discerns its calling, we are not without agency. We can learn as much as possible about sanctuary and pray without ceasing about God’s call for us. This article from Reuters tells about two sanctuary cases an Arizona Presbyterian church took on: For the … Continue reading Presbyterian church in Arizona offers sanctuary to undocumented migrant

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Spiritual Practices: Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is an ancient spiritual practice anybody can do. There is no right or wrong way to pray in this way. We hope this practice will provide all of us with an opportunity to deepen our soulful journey of healing and living with God. Here is how to start: Choose a sacred word as the symbol to consent to God’s presence and movement within. (Examples of … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Centering Prayer

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17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

As we start our month of intentional, congregationally based spiritual direction, here is a way you can get started.  Check out this article from the Huffington Post, and see our calendar to find when a group or groups might fit your schedule. Source: 17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016 Continue reading 17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

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What is Christian Mysticism?

And why is it important? Matthew Fox, Christian theologian explains this succinctly in an Earth Day 2011 article in the Huffington Post: Deep down, each one of us is a mystic. When we tap into that energy we become alive again and we give birth. From the creativity that we release is born the prophetic vision and work that we all aspire to realize as … Continue reading What is Christian Mysticism?