Just Peace

Just Peace Advocacy Opportunities

The Just Peace Team is continuing to work and explore advocacy opportunities for different justice issues.  Here are some ways you can work on a justice issue this month. CLIMATE CHANGE – from Rev. Alice O’Donovan, Chairperson for Just Peace A Chat with God A:  Good morning – thank you for the new day and…

Just Peace News

On the evening on June 5th, Tina Huey, Kathy Lindner ,Darryl Hilliard, Annetta Miller, Susan & Lindsay Irvine and Jan and Don Hoyle attended a program at E.O. Smith High School.  Students facilitated small group discussions on mental health and wellness.  The students face challenges of very busy schedules of academic and sports and pressures…

New Members Welcome For Just Peace Action Groups

The Just Peace Team meets monthly on the 4th Wednesdays at 7:00 in the Parish House Lounge.   New members are always welcome.  The Team is now forming smaller Teams to study and plan initiatives on the following justice issues.  If you are interested in participating in a Team, contact the leader of each. Food Justice…

What’s Up? Eleven Plus Things We Can Do To Create Just Peace

  Choose up! No one can work hard on every issue.  Choose 1 or 2 issues that are really important to you. Listen up! Listen.  Listen for understanding.  Listen with curiosity to respected proponents on both sides of the issues most important to you.  Listen respectfully always seeking to hear another’s heart and hopes. Study…

Add Your Voice To Advocating Gun Violence Prevention

We are all concerned about the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Presently our U.S. Senators from Connecticut are advocating for more federal funding for gun violence prevention research by the Center for Disease Control since is is a public health emergency.  This is exactly the same position taken in the form of a…

Just Peace Action Groups Are Forming

The Just Peace Team met in February, 2018 and are now forming smaller teams to study and plan initiatives for selected justice issues. They are listed below with the name and contact information for each team leader. If you would like to learn more about the justice issues of the United Church of Christ (UCC),…

We’re A Just Peace Church —- Now What????

What might we do now that we are a Just Peace Church?  Our friend and recent Sabbatical Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Bob Loesch sent us a list of some of the activities that members of his home church have taken in the past year.  He is a member of Foster Memorial Church (UCC) in…

Just Peace Meetings To Be Held Monthly

The Just Peace Team will be meeting monthly and the next meeting will be at 7:00 in the church lounge on Tuesday, March 27th. Tentatively, we will be meeting on the last Tuesday if the month The Team is very grateful to everyone for their unanimous approval of the Statement to Become  a Just Peace…

Around The Board Table

At the meeting of the Governing Board held Tuesday, February 13, the Governing Board voted to appoint Dick Roberts as its Chair and Laurie Brookes as its Vice Chair for the 2018-19 term. In addition, Bryan Klimkiewicz offered to work with Laurie as a de facto co-vice chair. We reappointed the following to serve as…

Around The Board Table

Governance Structure and New Bylaws Our church’s Annual Meeting on January 28, 2018 will include an important vote on whether to adopt new Bylaws, which would make our current trial governance structure permanent.  Based on feedback from the Board, Lead Ministry Coordinators, Church Officers, and the Open Forum on Church Governance Structure held Sunday, November…