22 May 2020

Caring for Our Communities and Neighbors Together

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Many of our member congregations have joined together on this statement proclaiming that love of neighbor will guide our decisions about how and when our faith communities will come together face to face again. Though signatures are no longer being collected, you are welcome and encouraged to use this language in your communications and to […]

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15 May 2020

May 14 Faith, Community and Nonprofit Leader Meeting

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MeckMIN Leader Meeting Minutes May 14  50+ participants  OPENING PRAYER   The Book of Common Prayer (1928), in the burial service, says, “in the midst of life we are in death” not to frighten but to liberate us with truth. . . . When the morning comes, we give thanks for it, upon our first awareness and […]

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8 May 2020

MECK MIN LEADER MEETING MAY 7, 2020

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            Opening Reflection:  Ayya Sudhamma: The Buddha’s frequent advice in brief to “do no evil, undertake what is good, and purify the mind” becomes more clearly relevant; though it applies well to all circumstances, the accessibility of this brief advice during times of stress, and its promise of empowerment and healing, even joy, make it resonate […]

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5 May 2020

2020 Community Leader Awards Breakfast

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Join MeckMIN, the Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network, as we honor local leaders committed to building bridges of understanding, compassion and justice. ~ Sydnor Thompson, Jr. Community Leader Award Recipient ~ Rev. Susan Suarez Webster Central United Methodist Church ~ Bridge Builder Award Recipients ~ Nikola Taylor & Marsha Kelly Migrant Assistance Project (MAP) ~ Beth […]

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1 May 2020

Sign On Letter for Unsheltered People in a Pandemic

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Action for Unsheltered During COVID-19 Pandemic  We recognize and commend all the community efforts that have already taken place to support those experiencing homelessness or housing instability among which have been the forestalling of evictions, the creation of a quarantine hotel, and the support for current shelters to create appropriate social distancing by arranging for […]

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1 May 2020

CHARMECK COVID19 FOOD AND FINANCIAL HELP RESOURCE LIST

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CHARMECK COVID19 FOOD AND FINANCIAL HELP RESOURCE LIST  Compiled by MeckMIN, Updated April 28, 2020 NOTE: We have confirmed the current status of these offerings as of April 28,2020 as much as possible. We’ve made notes where we’ve not been able to confirm continued availability. The situation is fluid and anything below may change as […]

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1 May 2020

FAITH, COMMUNITY, NONPROFIT LEADER COVID19 MEETING April 30, 2020

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A Recording of this meeting is available here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6pNIErGoyzpLeInQyWXHHel8RLzleaa81iEfrPtemU30EMaTtlEpakuahqRfI0sR Password: 5V.K9*hg  INTROS VIA CHAT OPENING PRAYER  Prayer, from Sofia Wolman, Jamaica Plain Baptist Church   I pray that we: Maintain faith, hope, and connection; Respond to these challenges and fear with integrity and creativity; Resist the temptations of stigma, isolation, or hopelessness; Promote, protect, and preserve the health, safety, well-being, and […]

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24 April 2020

MeckMIN COVID-19 Faith, Community, Nonprofit Leader ZOOM Check-In April 23, 2020

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Faith, Community, Nonprofit Leader Meeting April 23, 2020  INTROS VIA CHAT  OPENING PRAYER (from the Baha’i Tradition)  O Thou compassionate Lord, Thou Who art generous and able! We are servants of Thine sheltered beneath Thy providence. Cast Thy glance of favor upon us. Give light to our eyes, hearing to our ears, and understanding and […]

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17 April 2020

Minutes from Faith, Community, Nonprofit Covid19 Meeting #6

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FAITH, COMMUNITY, NONPROFIT COVID19 MEETING #6 MINUTES  April 16, 2020  Meeting was recorded OPENING PRAYER  Holy One, by Rev. Traci D. BlackmonThe United Church of Christ In times of moral ambiguity, It is the assuredness of You that sustains us. In spaces of isolation, It is You that draws us near. You are the God who speaks across chasms And reminds us we are […]

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13 April 2020

An important request from MeckMIN

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Dear Friends, Thank you for all you are doing in these challenging days. Many of you have written to say that the resources you are receiving from MeckMIN are inspiring and empowering you, your houses of faith, and your community groups to act in compassionate and effective ways. That positive feedback makes us bold to ask — Can you help […]

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