Wednesday, September 30, 2009
from The Rev Lari Grubbs: 'Forty for Forty' Campaign
Unless one is an Old Testament scholar, I could probably get good odds that you do not remember who Joash was! And even if you do remember a Joash, you probably cannot account for the seven people in the Bible who are named Joash! The Joash to whom I refer is one of the five kings of Israel who were judged to have been good kings.
Joash was king in the last half of the 9th century BCE. Two hundred years earlier, David and Solomon had built Israel into a great community. But the faith had dwindled by the time of Joash. Some sought the new Baal worship. Yet the call of Joash for a special offering during his 40 years led Israel to a great restoration.
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Monday, September 07, 2009
HAPPY LABOR DAY
This Labor Day, honor working families in the United States by supporting health care reform. Call the White House today and urge them to keep fighting for health care reform: 1-888-797-8717 (toll-free). Also, please sign the Faith-Inspired Vision for Health Care statement by clicking HERE.
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To read a resolution on health care from the 1999 General Assembly, PLEASE CLICK HERE.