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Prayer for a Pandemic By krugthethinker (Instagram)
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their school closes remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
"Livestreaming can be an effective way for church and community members to remain connected with worship". Click here to learn how your congregation can consider copyright laws to legally livestream worship services. Click here to access the UM Hymnal for online worship, and remember to link the Hymn to not violate any copyright laws.
Our call will be one hour and will consist of visuals. We encourage you to sign on by video so you can follow along. Reviewing the Kairos Palestine Document before the call will be helpful for some background information.
We encourage you to invite your Annual Conference's General Conference Delegates to this call. (They will be voting on legislation related to Israel/Palestine and the background provided on this Webinar will be very helpful to them.)
The Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) is a partnership of 14 United Methodist Church-related Caucus groups working for a just, inclusive and grace-filled denomination. For generations, we have named God’s grace for all of God’s children and cried out for justice. We call the denomination to end harm in every place where the Gospel of love is preached. We commit to love each other and stay in relationship with the global Body of Christ. MFSA is a LYNC partner and is honored to be the fiscal sponsor.
If you are planning to be at General Conference we have a block of rooms at a group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street from the convention center and from where the tent will be. Click here to reserve your hotel now!
Access the recording of January's MFSA National Plumbline Call on Filipino Human Rights legislation to General Conference hosted by MFSA the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines US network (ICHRP-US).
Church and Society has launched a new website for the Social Principles that features the revised Social Principles document in eight different languages (English, French, Spanish, Kiswahili, Portuguese, German, Ilocano, and Swahili; Korean and Tagalog translations coming soon!) along with videos and educational resources.
Every 3-4 weeks they will be discussing a different section of the revised Social Principles and introducing new resources for how you can use the Social Principles in your ministry context. Want to learn more, please sign up: https://www.umcsocialprinciples2020.org/updates.