United Church of Christ in New Brighton
1000 Long Lake Road  *  New Brighton, MN  55112
651 633-1327                  NW corner of I-694 & Long Lake Road
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Peace and Justice Issues
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Updated July 22, 2013

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PEACE AND JUSTICE  Issues

Twin Cities Gay Mens Chorus
Schedule soon.

One Voice Mixed Chorus
See their website.

Become a Child Advocate
Children don't have a voice in our political system, but thy are affected daily by our laws and public policies.  Help us build a passionate, faith-based voice for children in Minnesota.  Join the Congregations Concerned for Children. For information, go to www.ccccan.org.

Become a Reading Buddy
Mounds View Public Schools needs Reading Buddies Program volunteers.  For more information, either send an email to Mindy.handberg@moundsviewschools.org or call 651-621-7477.

Send a card to a recovering soldier at
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20307-5001

Join GLBT People of Faith Information Network
Each year, dozens of great events are organized in and around the Twin Cities for GLBT people of faith and our allies.  Events range from purely social gatherings to conferences, retreats and spiritual/religious services.  In addition to special events, groups from a wide variety of faith backgrounds gather regularly in homes and places of worship to pray, socialize, work for justice, and share their faith.

E-Spiritus is a free monthly e-mail created to promote such organizations and events.  If you'd like to be added to this free e-mail list, simply send a blank e-mail to: espiritusnews-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Visit the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice if you feel discriminated against at work, are not getting paid for the hours you work or are working in unsafe conditions.  Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome (Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.) or call for an appt.: 612-332-2055.

CEAP
If you are a working parent and you live in Mounds View, New Brighton, Anoka County, or Northwest Hennepin County and you can't qualify for a loan to purchase or repair your car at standard rates, the CEAP Ways to Work Loan Program might be right for you.  Call the CEAP Loan Coordinator (763-566-9600) to find out more.  Having a safe and dependable car can make a major difference in maximizing your employment options and your ability to provide for your family.



Web Sites

TAKE ACTION
The United Church of Christ Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet), our denomination's grassroots advocacy network, educates and engages its members in shaping public policy in keeping with God's vision of a just and loving society.  Link to them at ucctakeaction.org for weekly action alerts and to subscribe to receive notices on specific issues.

Advocates for Human Rights
Immigration, women's rights, at www.energyofanation.org.

www.congregationalspirituality.org, focuses less on individual spiritual formation and more upon congregational spirituality.  Although the two are not unrelated, this site is uniquely interested in the ways by which a community or congregation can become more acutely aware of God's presence.  There are sections on "Congregational Life," "Spiritual Leadership,"  "Spiritual Practices," "Resource," and more.

UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Concerns:
www.ucccoalition.org

God Is Still Speaking  www.stillspeaking.com

www.resourcesforthejourney.org
the website for the Resource Center for Churches, a lending library that can be used for all kinds of educational resources.  We are members (through the MN Conference UCC) and have access to curriculum, videos, & DVDs for children, youth and adults, as well as choral anthems on file there.

HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE?
To stay updated on Hunger for Justice sessions and other events at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, visit www.spacc.org

Just Peace Action Network
www.uss.org/justice/jpan.htm

Justice & Witness Ministries
www.ucc.org/justice/index.html

The Saint Paul/Minneapolis Chapter of Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered persons (PFLAG).
www.pflagtc.org
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