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Progressive Christianity


As the new year begins, we will start a new series looking at what it means for us to be Progressive Christians. 2020 election has demonstrated the worst example of the religious influence on society. The hatred we have witnessed from Christian evangelicalism had only been shown by terrorist groups, such as the Taliban.

Ranging from welcoming immigrants, women’s rights to their bodies, providing economic support to those suffering from the pandemic, practicing basic safety practices to mitigate infecting others, and exercising simple basic human decency, the Church has been on the wrong side of every important social issue. In the middle of the global pandemic, the greatest health crisis the world has faced in more than a century, which has claimed more than 330,000 lives in the US over 1.7 million people around the world already and expected to take millions of more lives, churches are suing for the right to hold indoor worship services without any regards to creating “super spreader events.”

How we approach the question of “common good” is the fundamental difference between Progressive Christianity and conservative evangelicalism. By definition, religion is a “folk tale” or “stories of the people,” and it is about how a community of people expresses their identity, spirituality, and value.

We will ask ourselves questions that will help us focus our ministry and push us to be a better example of God’s people in our community. Let us work to be a church that reflects the love and grace of Jesus so we may indeed be the agents of hope in our community.

Let us be Hope on Union.

Pastor Sunny 
 

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                                                   PRAYER REQUESTS 
 
Please pray for Sonia, Michelle, and Michelle's family.  At the moment, Michelle's dad is still working on making the funeral arrangements for the family.  Michelle's mom just found out that her uncle passed away on the 27th at 2 am. Unfortunately, this is the third member of the family within the last two months that has passed away due to Covid.  Sonia's asking for general prayers. May God comfort Michelle's mother and her family with his love and grace. 

Bonnie requested prayers for her friend Jessie, whose great aunt is in a critical state after having contracted Covid-19. 

John has prayers of thanksgiving and celebration. Marcia is substantially better, as it turns out, ear wax was the problem and she didn't need hearing aids after all. He stated that just this small change in her hearing has changed her attitude to a joyful one. He also shared that his daughter Lyndsey announced that she is expecting. This is will be John's 3rd grandchild and the baby will be due in July.  

Jane also has a prayer of thanksgiving for she has received her employment visa. This is great news since she was on a tight deadline. Her visa came on Christmas evening. Congratulations to Jane!  Praise God! 

Chipmunk's friend Mila has tested positive for Covid-19. Her family has also positive. Please pray for Mila and her family members. 

Prayers of thanksgiving for Aurea who is able to join us in CA and is now feeling better. 
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