“Fast for the Children” is a 24-hour fast to call for a state budget in Washington that feeds our children. Join us for fasting from sundown on February 19th to sundown on February 20th. These are the key child hunger issues that will be considered in deliberations over the state’s budget in 2013:
What follows is a draft of a resolution that will be presented by the Wider Church Ministry Team at the Annual Meeting of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ this October.
Resolution on United States-Philippines Relations
and Peaceful Means for Peaceful Ends
For Christians, Good Friday is the day on which we confront violence and death in all its ugliness and sorrow. While some may skip past the pain of the crucifixion and jump straight to the joy of Easter, others choose to make Good Friday a day reflection that spurs them to seek justice and peace in their own time and in their own communities. This year First Congregational United Church of Christ in Vancouver is doing that by holding a Good Friday candlelight vigil in memory of Trayvon Martin. For this vigil, the public is invited to come and light a candle on an altar dedicated to Martin. Participants may then stay for prayer and reflection in the church’s sanctuary as music is played.