The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) stands deeply opposed to the Traditional Plan as adopted at Special Conference 2019. We are thankful for the election of persons to the 2020 General Conference demonstrating gifts and graces to stand and deliver justice, confront evil and live out the authentic compassion of Jesus and love of God in difficult, even hateful situations.
July Events Update (see memo link at left for more)
Mission U: Learning Together for the Transformation of the World:
The Conference UMW is continuing its legacy of 150 years as it hosts this annual event. Summer dates: July 21-23, and fall: October 18-20. https://www.iaumc.org/missionuformerlysocm.
Immigrant & Refugee Organizing Academy:
Coming in July, the first ever Immigrant & Refugee Organizing Academy! This 5-week session, offered to and facilitated by community members, will train leaders on the nuts and bolts of community organizing! To reserve your spot, please contact
Erica Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Are Church Confessing:
Trinity Las Americas is hosting the July gathering of We Are Church Confessing, a group of Christians that know that injustice exists and that we need to confess the ways that we have not responded nor changed our ways of being in the world as a response to the injustice. Sunday, July 7, 1:00-1:30 PM, in front of Moulton Elementary School, 1541 8th Street, Des Moines.
Towards Right Relationship with Native Peoples:
This workshop is a project of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quakers), offered in response to calls from indigenous leaders and the World Council of Churches. It will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8:30 PM, at First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines. The exercise traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. A donation of $10.00 is suggested. For more information, please contact Linda Lemons at: email@example.com or 515-229-1404.