On Monday I sent out an invitation to the clergy of the Rhode Island Conference UCC just as my colleague, Rev. Don Remick of the southeastern region of the Massachusetts Conference UCC, sent out a similar invitation to clergy in the RI Conference and the Southeastern Region of MA. That email invitation read:
It has been less than a week since the election. We have each gathered in our churches for worship. We’ve listened to the responses from friends, family and neighbors both local and global. And we’ve watched the news unfold from mainstream to social media. And I am still certain in the wake of our national elections of the need for conversation: a conversation that offers a chance to process our feelings and think through some ways to faithfully respond. Our UCC has a great banner called “Be The Church” It asserts some common values that I believe we and our brothers and sisters, both ecumenically and interfaith, might embrace:
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