Thank you to everyone who attended this year's MFSA & RMN Dinner at the California-Pacific Annual Conference! We were thrilled to honor Rev. Dr. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett with the Mildred M. Hutchinson Award; hear from Rev. Frank Wulf and Rev. Richard Bentley about the Love Your Neighbor Coalition's Listening Post; Rev. Tom Zeigert and Rev. Paige… Continue reading Annual Conference Dinner 2018
The Listening Post promises to be one of the most important, transformational moments that our United Methodist denomination has seen in a long time. This is especially true as we approach the 2019 and 2020 General Conferences. – Frank Wulf Dear Friends and Partners in Justice, This summer, Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) in partnership with… Continue reading Love Your Neighbor Coalition Listening Post
Dear Justice-Seeking People of Faith, Grace and peace to you during this annual conference season. After months of discernment, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hire of Bridget Cabrera to be the new Executive Director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Bridget currently serves as the Director of the Non-Profit Hub… Continue reading Announcing our new executive director
This summer MFSA piloted a new opportunity for congregations to declare their commitment to intersectional movements for justice and connect with our justice-seeking witness. As Justice Seeking Congregations covenant to call themselves, their congregations and the church to expand its understanding of the call of the Gospel to be the inclusive, anti-racist/anti-oppressive, justice seeking, risk taking… Continue reading Become a Justice-Seeking Congregation!
During the National MFSA Board of Directors meeting in April they met with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow's regional manager, Terri Campbell. Senator Stabenow is a longtime member of United Methodist Women and committed justice-seeker. Terri shared with us Senator Stabenow priorities to protect healthcare and advocate for Medicare for All, increase support for environmental justice, sensible gun… Continue reading MFSA Board of Directors Meets with Michigan Senator Stabenow’s Staff
"Like many others, we have eagerly awaited the report from the Council of Bishops’ most recent meeting to discern a way through the UMC’s present impasse on the inclusion of LGBTQAI+ people. Some of us were able to be present in Chicago while the bishops reviewed the work Commission on a Way Forward, specifically the three plans it… Continue reading United Methodist Queer Clergy Response to the Council of Bishops
Justice-Seekers! Check out this important opportunity for you to provide input to the draft of the new Social Principles for General Conference 2020. The first draft is now out, and Church & Society is inviting comments online. See the link below for the draft and online form. Please take this opportunity to host listening sessions… Continue reading Social Principles Listening Sessions and Feedback