It’s a scary time for kids and adults as we all try to figure out the best way to keep each other safe and supported. With kids home and gatherings sparse, here are some good resources from Rev. Kent and the Union Church family! Special Presentation for Kids Today: Gov. Beshear will have a special… Read more.
Faith Development Board
Join members of all Berea Churches for a spirit filled conversation with God through the Psalms. Led by Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss of First Christian, the retreat will be at the Quaker Meeting House (newly renovated!) 4pm-8pm on Sunday, March 11. Bring a potluck dish to share for a wonderful afternoon of scripture, conversation and food. … Read more.
Feeling like a pawn in the world? Tired of the morally bankrupt consumer culture? Looking For a Different Way? “An Other Kingdom” by Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight is a call to communities of compassion, resilience, and hope. Union Church is engaging in an all-Church read of this during February and March. Copies… Read more.
Ben Whaley-Jones, one of our amazing youth leaders, was part of a team at the Appalachian Media Institute that created this 13-minute documentary on Black Lung Disease; it has been nominated to go to the Sundance Film Festival! We had technical difficulties screening it today in church, but you can see it here!! We’re so… Read more.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub mass murder in Orlando, Florida. News cycles have moved on, but for the families of the victims, including the shooter, the pain of this tragedy rolls unabated. Union Church is lifting special prayers of consolation for all those still painfully held in the grip of… Read more.
The season of Lent, a time for repentance (i.e. “turning toward God”) begins on Wednesday with Ash Wednesday. We have many ways for you to deepen your spirit and participate in the love of God. Check them out and sign up here: https://union-church.org/lent2017/
Several churches and community groups in Berea are working on a summer 2017 community peace camp using the national Peace Village curriculum for children ages 6-13. The Steering Committee seeks a Camp Director to work with community partners to plan and run the camp. Helpful skills are organization, ability to recruit and supervise staff, and… Read more.
This week we joined thousands of other churches, synagogues, mosques and temples in celebrating International Children’s Sabbath: giving thanks for children and youth, and pledging ourselves to their wellbeing and fair treatment. In Church the children helped Rev. Kent tell the story of the widow who knocked and knocked and knocked on the unjust judge’s… Read more.