Wonderful God, your creations are limitless. And, our ability to comprehend your creation is limited by our humanness. It is through unconscious, yet self-imposed, blinders that we judge others who are different from ourselves. When we are given a chance to glimpse beyond our preconceptions, biases, and social constructs, allow us to comprehend that we have no idea of all that is possible. So, at this time we ask You to remind us that differences are only part of Your creation.
Help us to spread this understanding to others, particularly at this time when we say the names of our transgender siblings whose lives have been brutally taken. Help us to guide others to know that the vast diversity and variety of self-expression are all of your creation, and therefore, good. Amen.
MCC Trans and Diverse Genders Working Group Program Officer
New Creation Cares!
The unsheltered homeless in the Columbus area often feel ignored, invisible, unwanted. This Christmas we want to show them that God's Love extends to them and that we care about them.
We want to give each unsheltered person a new, wrapped gift at Christmas time. And we need your help. We need at least one hundred winter neck scarves by Dec. 20th, individually wrapped in holiday wrapping paper. They can be handmade or purchased, as long as they are new. We can also use donations of wrapping paper and gift tags.
We plan to wrap any received without wrapping paper on the evening of Dec. 20th. You can join us to help wrap.
Donations can be left at the church after any service or function until then. Some folks are crocheting, some are knitting, some are cutting them from fleece, and some are purchasing scarves new. (We've heard they have them at the dollar stores.) Your help would be very appreciated.
ACA/ObamaCare is STILL THE LAW OF THE LAND
But the registration period has been CUT IN HALF. You only have till December 15 to sign up for your coverage.
Still time to enroll! Nov. 1st-Dec 15 at HealthCare.gov