Rev. Ben discusses Corinthians 3:10 and its call to “be God’s temple”, relating it to the need to recognize God’s presence when we gather, and challenging us to be a faithful, active expression of the divine spirit among us.
On Tuesday night our Presbytery (regional council) passed this resolution. Please share it widely! The church at work:
Whereas, the President of the United States, by Executive Order on January 27, 2017 has suspended visas or restricted entry for Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen (in essence banning the majority of Muslim Refugees) entering into the United States, which serves to further harm those who are the very victims of terrorism, genocide, religious and gender-based persecution, and civil war And whereas, this suspension contradicts the very foundations of our biblical faith to welcome the stranger and give safe haven to the refugee, And whereas, Jesus himself, with his family, began life as a refugee, Be it resolved, the Presbytery of San Francisco, of the Presbyterian Church (USA), meeting on this 7th day of February decries any policy that discriminates against refugees and asylees by nationality, race, or religion, as immoral, and contrary to US tradition and our understanding of the Biblical great ends of the Church And further, urges the President to rescind this executive Order and restore the integrity and values of compassion and hospitality essential to our identity as a nation. ... See MoreSee Less
Join Nancy Jo Sales at MPC on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 7pm when she presents her book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. This work, the result of interviews with over 200 teenage girls, examines the challenging and often disturbing effect of social media on their lives. We ho...