Wear Orange June 6

The first weekend in June is Wear Orange weekend, a remembrance observed by anti-gun violence movements around the country.  

Wear Orange began in memory of Hadiyah Pendleton, a 15 year old who was killed in a spray of gunfire in a park in Chicago.  God Before Guns invites everyone to Wear Orange on Sunday, June 6 in solidarity with all who believe in the sanctity of life and want to help build a nation that elevates that life above the fears that lead us to being a society armed against itself.  

God Before Guns will observe Wear Orange this year in a video interview with John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist, who has authored the book, Children Under Fire: An American Crisis.   A link to the interview will be forthcoming. 

Learn more here: https://www.godbeforeguns.org 

Seeking Tech Help

HCC is looking to hire someone a few hours/week to help with our tech as we move to hybrid worship (in-person and online). Here is the job description. Please share widely and contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Worship Tech job description

Moral Monday online

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral Monday on Immigration on April 26th at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT to demand respect, dignity, and human rights for all immigrants!

We’ll be joined by immigrant leaders on the frontlines of movements for social change, demanding that we transform our broken immigration system with comprehensive and just immigration reform. From de-militarizing the border to the repeal of mandatory detention, deportation, child detention and family separation, to ensuring full access to public welfare and social programs and permanent protection for ALL 11 million undocumented immigrants, we are coming together to say that EVERYBODY has the right to live and thrive in this country.

Stop Asian Hate March 3/28 @1 pm

We grieve the loss of 8 lives in Atlanta – 6 of whom were immigrant Asian women. We grieve and recognize that this violence – including the 150% increase in anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year – is part of a larger pattern of systemic violence. We grieve and recognize that six of the eight killed were immigrant, working-class, Asian women perceived as sex workers—a subset of the Asian community that has historically been invisible and therefore targeted for abuse and violence every day.
To curb this vicious and escalating cycle, together we must fight to dismantle all oppressive systems that thrive on violence against us.
Join us in solidarity for a rally and march through AsiaTown to honor the victims and speak out against the resurgence in anti-Asian violence and racism.  In a year where we have all been told to “go home,” we hold this space to show our community that this is our home.
Together, we rise. Together, we are Cleveland strong.
This event takes place in AsiaTown on Sunday, March 28th from 1pm-4pm. Masks and physical distancing are required.

Lenten Bible Study – starts 2/21

Reminder – our Lenten Bible Study starts up this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 am on Zoom! Contact us for the link to join the conversation! No prep necessary. Our theme is “Jesus Sees Women” and this week is about “The Woman Who Lost Everything.

(Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)

Many Ways to Pray – starts 2/23

Join Kate Gillooly each Tuesday morning in Lent for an exploration of different prayer practices designed to bring you closer to God. We’ll meet via Zoom (contact us) at 9:00 am for about 30 minutes of prayer and reflection. Great way to start your day!

2/23    Visio Divina

3/2     In Our Own Words

3/9     Body Prayer

3/16  Taize + Chant

3/23  Praying in Color

3/30 Lectio Divina

Community Events to increase awareness and dialogue

Thanks to Shaker resident, Lisa Vahey, for sharing this info. Find more on our “Doing Justice” page (under Serve).
This weekend, there are 2 great events, both via Zoom.
Saturday 2/20, at 2:00 pm: Join the community for a virtual Racial Justice Panel & conversations: https://www.facebook.com/events/178475437393023/
Sunday 2/21 at 2:00 pm: Shaker Historical Society will be in conversation with NewONEShaker Executive Director Angel Chapman, on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/1026115994543137/

Ash Wednesday

Lent is Coming – “Again & Again: a Lenten Refrain”
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17.   
6:30 to 7:15 pm – Since we cannot gather in person we will be doing “Ashes to Go” from the circular drive on Winslow Road.  Pastor Roger will be there masked and gloved to provide the mark of the cross.  The first 15 minutes are reserved for those who live some distance from the church so that they can get back home in time for our 7:30 Service.  If you live in Shaker plan to arrive close to 7:00 in case there is any backup.  Pastor Roger will have to stop at 7:15 to be prepared for worship.

7:30 – Worship from the Sanctuary, on Zoom

via computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329778224?pwd=di9QOGJLYWJ5VmVZOHFvWjNCYm1WUT09
Meeting ID: 833 2977 8224
Passcode: 020616
From your cell phone: +19294362866,,83329778224#,,,,*020616#
From any phone (audio only): 929-436-2866