January 30, 2022 – CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Mission & Service

A CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Grace Congregational Church’s Mission and Service programs will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary.

CD Release of “Uplifting Guitar Hymns”: Ron Pulcer and guest musicians will perform selections from Ron’s new album, which was recorded at Grace Church. The album includes 18 hymns, Spirituals and religious songs, and features instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements by Ron. Guest musicians include Marina Smakhtina (cello, guitar), Linda MacFarlane (dulcimer, guitar) and Phil Henry (djembe, guitar). For more info:

Concert: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/cd-release-concert-01-30-2022/

Fundraiser for Mission and Service programs: A Free Will Offering at the concert will be given to the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church, which in turn supports local non-profits. Also, a portion of CD sales after the concert will be shared with Mission and Service. A member of M&S Committee will speak to concert audience about their programs and plans. For more info:

Fundraiser: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/2022/01/11/fundraiser-for-grace-churchs-mission-and-service/

For more information, please contact the church office, or email Ron Pulcer, or see album website.

January 30, 2022 – CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Mission & Service

A CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Grace Congregational Church’s Mission and Service programs will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary.

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UCC JPANET: Stand up for Our Haitian Neighbor

We Will Not Stand For the Abuse of Our Haitian Neighbor

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This week images of U.S. Border Patrol agents ruthlessly chasing and rounding up Haitian immigrants have shocked and horrified us all. Right now there are thousands of people from Haiti seeking safety in the United States who are fleeing the devastation wrought by natural disaster and civil unrest. Instead of responding to those needs by offering safety and welcome; the administration continues to deploy deportation and detention as their primary response. There is a long history of humanitarian failures to Haiti and these actions undermine the laws that determine access to asylum and more importantly undermine our moral standing as a country.

It is critical that Congress put pressure on the administration to end their practice of using Title 42 as justification for these expulsions. Title 42 is a public health order that allows the administration to not allow for entry, even for those seeking asylum. There is no public health benefit to this and it is being used to deport those legally presenting themselves to ask for asylum and safety. Instead there should be administrative actions taken including expanding the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation, offering Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) designations and the option to use humanitarian parole for Haitian arrivals.

Congress must also hold those responsible for the egregious abuses and open violence that Haitian migrants are being subjected to. There must be an investigation and consequences for the flagrant human rights abuses.

Answering the call to love our neighbor looks like a lot of different things, but it is unambiguous in intent – we must do more and do better for care for our Haitian neighbors. Join with us as people of faith to urge Congress and the administration to take these critical steps.

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