Join the Faithful Action groupThe Faithful Action email and text alert group lets you know ways the church is organizing. Join the list so you are kept up to date about the latest ways to act.
Bishop Curry’s word to the church:
Getting Counted & Turn out the Vote
Stay safe and make a difference! In a coalition with congregations from the AME Zion denomination, local chapters of the NAACP, and Metropolitan Congregations United you are invited to phone bank from home. We aim to ensure folks are getting counted in the census, and making sure they have a plan to vote. If you click this link and create an account with MCU’s voter engagement tool, you can phone bank right from home:
You can watch a training for the phone banking by clicking here. (Several of us have found the tool so self-explanatory that we didn’t need the long training video). The script is right in the engagement system.
Stressed out by the election?
Our rector recommends an article by Russell Siler Jones Th.D., LCMHCS.
What if, then, asks the spiritually oriented psychotherapist, you approach this entire situation—the political campaigning, the 24-hour coverage and commentary, the polarized arguing and propagandizing on social media, and the grip it has on you, your fear, your anger, and especially your feelings of hate—all of it, as a spiritual practice?Russell Siler Jones.
Why this work? Why now?
On February 9, we held a well attended screening of the film “Rigged” and a conversation with Denise Lieberman, which you can watch below.
Summer 2019: A Stand against Immigrant Detention
July 31-August 1 Rev. Laurie Anzilotti lead a delegation from Holy Communion on the Jewish Federation of St. Louis‘s Take Action in Oklahoma trip, to protest the detention of immigrant families and children.
April 2018 Interfaith Leaders Say No to Open Carry in Houses of Worship
From our Rector’s Pentecost Sermon:
We are making a difference
This is a movement for love, and we are making a difference. I have to take just a moment to say thank you to members of this congregation. Many of you made phone calls, sent emails, even wrote letters to our Missouri legislature this session. We were working against the so-called “guns everywhere” legislation, that would have expanded Missouri’s conceal-carry automatically into houses of worship, into college campuses, and in day cares. People could have come in with concealed weapons. You stood with religious leaders from across our State, and I heard yesterday that the legislature finished its session without passing that dangerous proposed law.
This is a small incremental step, but it’s an important one. If we are going to build on this win. If we are going to build a coalition of people of faith who will stand together for love, for justice. We also need to take time celebrate the victories, and we won this day. Justice won. Love won. When we continue to hear about shootings, while our gun laws still do not protect enough of God’s children, we have to celebrate the wins, and we have to build momentum. Thank you for continuing to stand for sensible gun reform. You won this one. Keep the faith.