News Tagged: COMMAntary

Update from Global Missionary, Rev. Loren McGrail

from Rev. Loren McGrail, Minnesota Conference UCC Authorized Minister and Global Missions Israel-Palestine Missionary In memory of four boys killed playing football on the beach in Gaza: Mohammed Bakr, 9 years old. Ahed Bakr, 10 years old. Zakaria Bakr, 10 years old. Mohammed Bakr, 11 years old. (art by Amir Schiby). In this time of… Read more »

Feeding our bodies and our spirits

In 2011, St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Bloomington created a community garden. It all started with the vision of a couple of members of the church. St. Mark’s is surrounded by quite a bit of land and that land had sat dormant for many years. With a grant given by the city and… Read more »

Committee on Ministry Retreat Recap

The Committee on Ministry held its annual retreat at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota on July 17 and 18. The theme for the retreat was “Strangers No More, Making Connections and Being in Covenant.” The featured speaker at this year’s retreat was Rev. Kathryn Clark, from the UCC headquarters in Cleveland. Rev…. Read more »

They’re All Our Children

The Border-Children-Refugee Crisis: Can You Help? With funding from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), the Minnesota Community Support Initiative (CSI) works to provide a variety of legal and social services to immigrants in detention and removal (deportation) proceedings. Its Minnesota partners in this effort include Conversations With Friends –… Read more »