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Listen to Reverend Traci Blackmon’s Sermon!
On April 12, Hope Central Church hosted the Rev. Traci Blackmon on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC. The Word from Pastor Traci was an incredible moment for our congregation, in our work for racial justice. You can hear her sermon here.
Ministry of Justice and Compassion
To continue our Lenten work of moving from fear to love, visit our Resources for our Lenten Work of Racial Justice page.
Also, 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.
Check out the calendar for upcoming MJC sponsored events. Details of each event are displayed when you click on the event.
Mindfulness and the Body: a Five Part Series
Led by Lilian Fuchs
Hope Central Church Parlor, 12:30-2pm each day*
~ all are welcome for one or more days~
~ all body capabilities welcome ~
JAN 10 Finding the Breath
FEB 7 Cultivating Joy
MAR 7 Releasing Fear *note: 12:00-1:30pm
APR 4 Transforming Anger
MAY 9 Compassionate Action
Jan10, Feb 7 will explore restorative practices of the breath & simple body awareness
Mar 7, Apr 4, May 9 will explore how to gently hold difficult emotions and transform them into healthy, compassionate and vital action in our lives and in the world
Rosie’s Place Drive
The Ministry of Justice and Compassion has an ongoing 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, and for seasonal clothing. The following items can be left in the Rosie’s Place box in the church:
• Travel-sized Toiletries (like those from hotels)
• Twin Sheets/Pillow Cases for the emergency shelter
• Hats, Scarves, Gloves and Mittens
The Curley School Coat/Uniform Drive
The Ministry of Justice and Compassion has an ongoing Coat/Uniform Drive for our partnership school, the Curley K-8 in Jamaica Plain. We are gathering the following items to help support the students and their families, more than 80% of whom are living below the poverty line:
• winter coats, size 3 – adults,
• winter gear such as hats, gloves, mittens,
• plastic hangers.
• Pants/shorts/skirts/jumpers/dresses: tan, navy, black (especially sizes 8-adult)
• collared shirts and blouses: white and light blue (especially sizes 8-adult)
All donations need to be washed and in good repair and can be put in the bin at the back of the church.
- May 4, 2015 4:45 pmHope Central serves dinner at Pine Street Inn
- May 17, 2015 5:30 pmInstallation of Courtney Jones, Associate Pastor of Hope Central Church