Thursday, September 17, 2015

We join the world in praying for Pope Francis: Tuesday, September 22 @ 12:10 pm

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 we will join Faithful America and hundreds of other congregations throughout the United States and hold a prayer vigil asking God's continued blessing upon Pope Francis as he addresses the United Nations and US Congress. His subject is income inequality and climate change. Already many of the conservative elements in the wider church are raging against his moral leadership. 

So, as the oldest congregation in Pittsfield - and a Protestant one at that - we will gather at 12:10 pm to sing, pray and then celebrate an ecumenical Eucharist - on behalf of God's radical hospitality and generous grace. We will share our concerns for healing Mother Earth together in quiet respect. And we will ally ourselves with the sacrifice necessary to make bold changes in our personal and social behavior.

If you are free - and anywhere in the Berkshires - please join us at First Church of Christ on Park Square: 27 East Street, Pittsfield, MA @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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