Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell

As people of faith and moral conscience, we are outraged by the Obama administration’s violation of human rights by using raids as a scare tactic against the immigrant community and deporting thousands of Central American refugees who entered the United States seeking asylum. We urge President Obama and his administration to respond to this crisisContinue reading “Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell”

Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’

In a January 5 United Church of Christ press release, Rev T Michael Rock, pastor of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, denounced recent ICE raids as “criminal.” In response to ICE round up of hundreds of undocumented immigrants for deportation, Rock condemned the raids and called on local congregations to offer sanctuary. “What ICE isContinue reading “Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’”

Presbyterian church in Arizona offers sanctuary to undocumented migrant

Perhaps you heard about “sanctuary” in Rev T Michael Rock’s sermon today, and you were curious about what it means. As Robbinsdale United Church of Christ discerns its calling, we are not without agency. We can learn as much as possible about sanctuary and pray without ceasing about God’s call for us. This article from Reuters tells aboutContinue reading “Presbyterian church in Arizona offers sanctuary to undocumented migrant”

Spiritual Practices: Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is an ancient spiritual practice anybody can do. There is no right or wrong way to pray in this way. We hope this practice will provide all of us with an opportunity to deepen our soulful journey of healing and living with God. Here is how to start: Choose a sacred word as theContinue reading “Spiritual Practices: Centering Prayer”

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

As we start our month of intentional, congregationally based spiritual direction, here is a way you can get started.  Check out this article from the Huffington Post, and see our calendar to find when a group or groups might fit your schedule. Source: 17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

What is Christian Mysticism?

And why is it important? Matthew Fox, Christian theologian explains this succinctly in an Earth Day 2011 article in the Huffington Post: Deep down, each one of us is a mystic. When we tap into that energy we become alive again and we give birth. From the creativity that we release is born the propheticContinue reading “What is Christian Mysticism?”

A Blue Christmas Prayer

Robbinsdale United Church of Christ provides a Blue Christmas service every year. We do this because sometimes these holidays can be a difficult time for people. Here is a prayer for your healing.  Comforting God, wrap us in your presence in this time of remembrance. With these candles help us find your light, a lightContinue reading “A Blue Christmas Prayer”