We are delighted to be mentioned in the #40for40 Refugee and Immigration Ministries celebration! As a congregation, we have a long history of reaching out to our neighbors, near and far. There is so much work to be done. #loveyourneighbor #lovekindness #DoJustice #walkhumblywithGod
Both in its heritage & present, Heights Christian Church, OH has offered a “Wall of Kindness” to its neighbors!! DHMDisciples & DisciplesNews thank you for your hospitality thru the decades!!
Pictured here is the Wall of Kindness from Heights Christian Church, together with the Latvian Viburs family of refugees they assisted in 1949! The ministry of Heights CC in 1949 makes it one of the earliest images of our Disciples connections with refugees.
Even though this is the 40 year anniversary of the US Refugee Act of 1980, which established the processes of refugee resettlement and asylum which have guided our nation for the past four decades, the work of Heights CC demonstrates that Disciples were engaged in partnership with refugees since the years following the end of WWII. #ActionForRefugees #WeAreWelcomers #RefugeesWelcome
Beginning Sunday, September 13
9:30 am on Zoom (use the Sunday morning worship link)
“How do we find common ground on the issues that divide us?” Using Mark Feldmeir’s book “A House Divided” we will explore how a politics of compassion can help us find shared values on today’s most divisive issues and inspire us to find practical solutions. This study will be led by Pastor Roger, Kate Gillooly, Carolyn Troha, and Lloyd Ackerman. Books available online (Chalice Press or Amazon) from the church (please call first).
September 13 – Climate Change
September 20 – Racism
September 27 – Immigration and more in October
Watch a video about the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=5o4HFnisrw0&feature=emb_logo
Our Community Scripture Study begins on 9/15 with a 7 week exploration of the first part of Isaiah (chapters 1-39). All are welcome – invite a friend! Contact Kate Gillooly at email@example.com for details, including the Zoom link. We’d love to have you join us!
Needed: Volunteers to sort food in preparation for our next Unity in Community Food Distribution (9/14). We’ll gather a few people for each of 2 shifts tomorrow (Wednesday 9/2). Physically distancing and masks will be required. To sign up, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba4a62ba6fc1-unity