Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
General Children Sermon on Fair Trade
Needs: you can use most any object: a pencil or play money provide certain advantages. If possible you may want to have fair trade products available, too. Also, an object would not be necessary.
The point of the lesson is to demonstrate how we need to "see" one another in order to share and meet the needs of one another.
Good morning kids! How many of you have ever been taught to share? When we have more than we need of something, and others need it, then we have an opportunity to share. Jesus ...
During the first week of January, ten Presbyterians from all across the country met in Managua, Nicaragua to learn more about the fair trade and anti-sweat shop initiatives of the church, as well as the broader work of World Mission and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Central and Latin America. The group picked coffee with farmers, visited large, co-operative owned processing facilities, and met groups of women entrepreneurs sewing t-shirts and making crafts to support their families. Over the course of the week, they learned how fair trade and cooperative principles build community and sustain the lives of our global neighbors ...
mud. It was the mud.
The mud is what I see on first approach to the remote farmhouse that I will be calling home for a couple days and nights. The mud: disgusting. The mud is my fear of what I will encounter. It is my discomfort, my dis-ease, my nightmare—slipping, falling, getting dirty, filthy. No escape. No way around it.
A Hundred Dollars A Cup
CJ Clapp, Hunger Action Enabler,Washington Presbytery
How much do you think your cup of coffee should cost? I’m talking about really good coffee. Mountain grown, shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee? Before you come up with an amount (which I guarantee will be too low!), let me tell you about some coffee farmers I met last month in Nicaragua.
Here are this week’s links to articles of interest. I should note that if you ever come across articles that you think might be of interest, feel free to send me a link. I can’t guarantee that every article will be included but suggestions are welcome.
Emerging Congregational Model
One example of new models being tried by Presbyterians to reach new generations is Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. The PNS gives us a window into the work of this church
Emergent pastor Rob Bell recently published a book called Love Wins ...