As most of you know we are working with Urban Tree Connection (UTC) to promote food justice, food security, and healthy eating in a neighborhood in West Philly. UTC has allied itself with Neighborhood Foods to be able to offer an amazing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)…Continue
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Sunday, February 24 was the official halfway point of our eight-week Stewardship Campaign, so we're getting ready to race to the finish. As of this Sunday, we'd collectively pledged $61,821 towards the 2013–2014 church year--almost a third of the way to our $200,000 goal!
We know that an eight-week Stewardship Campaign is a long campaign, with plenty of time to misplace your pledge card. Fear not--there are always extra pledge cards…Continue
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Do you enjoy reading? Are you interested in learning more about topics such as food insecurity, nutrition, the local/slow food movement, food worker’s rights, and other areas related to food justice?
The Social Justice Ministry Team is excited to announce the formation of a Food Justice Book Group. Church members and friends are invited to read…
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The week of Valentine's Day is a perfect time to be thinking about commitment, and as of Sunday, February 17, we're well on our way in our commitment to make our church strong and vibrant for the coming year.
So far, we've collectively pledged $50,321. This is one-quarter of the way to our $200,000 goal! Better yet, we've reached this number with fewer than a quarter of our church's pledging units--so if the average pledge stays the same, we're…Continue
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“I can’t find the beauty anymore.” I spoke these words to a friend following a talk by Eboo Patel. Patel’s interfaith dialogue work was inspiring, and his story as a Muslim-American helped me reconnect to Islam, so I was excited to attend another of his talks. Plus, he’s easy on the eyes. Yet, within the first ten minutes of his talk, I was angry. I wrote furious notes for the entire hour, challenging ideas that I saw as limited. When Patel finished speaking, I approached him and proceeded…Continue
Restaurant Worker Justice is no insignificant matter. It is deeply connected to issues such as healthcare, education, poverty, immigration…all of which are related to our universal human rights. Our city and nation are at a tipping point, and it is time for us to take a stand on the side of love and justice. Here are some ways you can make a difference and fight for food worker rights.
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The February Beacon
Happy Valentines Day and merry 30 Days of Love! Be sure to check out this month's edition of The Beacon!
The February issue contains all kinds of church news, as well as:
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For years, the Development Working Group (DWG) has been requesting financial support from the Congregation and the Board with the primary goal of being able to apply for outside grants so that we can afford large capital campaigns to maintain our building. Through the Furness Exhibition, the DWG has garnered a lot of visibility and interest for our church, and they would like to monopolize on this momentum. The DWG came to the Board this past fall with 2 extremely critical…Continue
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