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Fast for the Philippines!

Following up on last Sunday’s discussion about fasting as a spiritual practice and an instrument of change, our church family is invited and encouraged to FAST next Thursday, December 5. During the day, remember and pray for the people of the Philippines and other strife-torn areas of the world.  Please pray also for greater awakening and commitment by the wealthiest of nations to address…

A Just Peace Church?

Over the past few months, the Peace and Justice Steering Committee has been exploring what it would mean for the Haydenville Congregational Church to become a Just Peace Church.  The Just Peace Church movement is a program of the United Church of Christ in which congregations “[commit] to corporately naming and boldly proclaiming a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church.”  The…

Occupy Northampton Spring 2012 Action

This spring, every corner of our movement is working together to pave the way for a huge wave of direct action—the 99% Spring. That’s why right now we’re organizing a massive effort to train 100,000 people—in the course of just one week—on how to take nonviolent direct action in spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll be preparing ourselves to…

Occupy Northampton

A Community Conversation With City Councilors and Occupy Northampton Monday, March 19, 2012 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm JFK Community Room JFK Middle School 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01062 Agenda: Workshop to Discuss Concerns of Citizens* *No votes will be taken at this meeting

Occupy Movement

We are the 99%! Banks got baled out and we got sold out! I wish I could afford to buy my own politician! Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho corporate greed has got to go! Why are they wiggling their fingers like that? Got a minute to talk about why this country is heading in the wrong direction? And how do you feel about…