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May 2019

Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend

Kairos Prison Ministry International has been sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ for dozens of years with men, women, and youth who are incarcerated. Our congregation’s Kairos team will participate in the weekend long ministry program the first weekend of May, with weekly meetings in March and April to help us prepare for the event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mike Keane at mkeane8@gmail.com.

05
May
9:45 am — 10:45 am
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Just Mercy Book Club

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy,…

12
May
9:45 am — 10:45 am
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Just Mercy Book Club

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy,…

12
May
12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
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Food for the Soul – Exchange for Change

Exchange for Change teaches writing in prisons in Miami-Dade and runs letter exchanges between incarcerated students and writers studying on the outside. By preparing prisoners for their re-entry into the outside community, and preparing that community for their return, Exchange for Change provides vision and understanding on both sides of the fence. Join us for a presentation by Exchange for Change Associate Director Joshua Schriftman about the work of his organization and how they are doing justice for those in…

12
May
12:15 pm — 1:00 pm
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Mother’s Day Offering of Letters

Gables UCC is a partner congregation with Bread for the World, an organization that stands in a long biblical and prophetic tradition of those who speak out boldly in defense of people who are poor, hungry and consigned to the margins of society. On Sunday, May 12, we will hold a Mother’s Day Campaign Against Hunger. Following worship, all church members and friends are invited to participate in Bread for the Worlds’ Annual Offering of Letters, urging Congress to renew…

19
May
9:45 am — 10:45 am
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Just Mercy Book Club

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy,…

26
May
9:45 am — 10:45 am
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Just Mercy Book Club

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy,…

26
May
12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
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Food for the Soul – Kairos Team Reflection

Join us for an afternoon of story telling and reflection as the Gables UCC Kairos Team shares about their weekend in prison ministry. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the weekend, learn more about the justice issues in our prison system, and how the ministry of faith formation for inmates can have a transformative effect on their lives.

June 2019

Back Bay Mission Trip

Members of the church 16 years or older are invited to share a week of their time and talent by helping refurbish homes, serve hot meals, and help those experiencing homelessness at one of the United Church of Christ’s oldest missions. Located in Biloxi, Mississippi, Back Bay has been a lasting source of hope and help for thousands of children, adults, and families along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you are interested in joining us for this life-changing mission trip,…

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