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Hope Central Learns to Pray Without Ceasing

No matter how much I prove and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.
-E.Y. Harburg


O Tell Us Poet
Oh tell us poet, what is it that you do?
          – I praise.
But in the midst of deadly turmoil, what helps you endure, and how do you survive?
          – I praise.
And that which nameless is, anonymous, how do you, poet, still call out to them?
          – I praise.
Who grants your right to pose in any guise, wear any mask, and still remain sincere?
          – I praise.
And that stillness and the violence – like a star and a storm – know and acknowledge you?
          – because I praise.

-Rainer Marie Rilke

Resources for prayers and devotions:

The UCC posts a daily devotion of its most thoughtful writers:

The Archives at BU posts a daily recording of a devotion of Dr. Howard Thurman:

Ministry of Justice and Compassion Updates

Click here to read musings about our church’s ministry for social justice and repair of the world. You can also access the blog from our Blog page, where there are other wonderful blogs to follow.

Also, check out the calendar for upcoming MJC sponsored events. Details of each event are displayed when you click on the event.

Rosie’s Place Drive

The Ministry of Justice and Compassion has started a Rosie’s Place drive to collect items for the poor and homeless women who depend on Rosie’s Place for emergency shelter, for a safe place to take a warm shower, or for lightweight summer clothing. The following items can be left in the Rosie’s Place box in the church:
• Travel-sized Toiletries (like those from hotels)
• Towels
• Twin Sheets/Pillow Cases for the emergency shelter
• T-Shirts



Upcoming Events

  • November 1, 2014 12:30 pmThe Body is Prayer
  • November 2, 2014All Saints Day
  • November 8, 2014 9:00 amONA Celebration
  • November 9, 2014Veteran’s Day Service
  • November 12, 2014 4:45 pmHope Central serves dinner at Pine Street Inn
  • November 21, 2014 7:00 pmScreening of Talladega Nights
  • November 23, 2014Thanksgiving Service
  • November 30, 2014Year B, Advent 1, Thanksgiving weekend

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