Get a first-person view of homelessness at a March 12 screening of The Bridge, an independent documentary about homelessness in Pittsburgh. It follows Al Ferguson, part of the Hot Metal Bridge faith community, as he transitions from living under a train trestle in the South Side to his own apartment. Hot Metal is hosting a
Visit www.10-fold.org live Thursday, March 10 to hear stories farmers who are becoming agents of transformation by learning new ways of working with the land, new crops to grow, and techniques to pass along their knowledge to other farmers. There will be a live update at 12:00 noon with an opportunity ask questions, or you
The United Methodist Church is set to debut an online Bible study March 14, where participants will have an opportunity to explore and discuss contemporary topics and how they relate to the Christian faith in response to the call to Rethink Church. Participants who sign on for the Encounter Faith Bible study, available for free
Methodist support for the right of workers and employers to bargain collectively dates back to John Wesley in the 18th Century and the 1908 Social Creed, writes Wayne Rhodes in the current issue of Faith in Action. Wesley built his Methodist movement from the ranks of beleaguered workers who heard his call for justice, fair
Check out the UMC.org story on the INM progess, including quotes from Rev. Eric Hoeke, who attended the recent U2charist fundraiser with Rev. Bruce Stolling’s band The Reply at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Café. The U2charist was the day after the ZimJam concert with Eric and Tara Park drew a sellout crowd of about 600 to
Flooding in various regions of the United States means people need Cleaning Buckets (a/k/a Flood Buckets). If you’ve got the ingredients for those buckets (UMCOR – Cleaning Bucket) or have completed buckets, please get them to the Conference Center or the Mission Barn (Directions to the Mission Barn).
UMAdvocacy in Pennsylvania knows that prayer works. The group is asking United Methodists across the state to join in prayer for Governor Corbett and our legislators. Pennsylvania faces a $4 Billion deficit, and the governor is unveiling his 2011-2012 budget plan on Tuesday March 8. They will have to make tough choices. Pray they will
The March edition of Mifflin Avenue UMC’s Church Talk newsletter is now available online. Click here to see it.
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