Wednesday, September 30, 2009


from The Rev Lari Grubbs: 'Forty for Forty' Campaign

"Joash was seven years old when he began to reign and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem....And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord." "All the money.... which a man’s heart prompts him to bring into the house of the Lord,...let them repair the house wherever any need of repairs is discovered." (2 Chr. 24.1-2, 2Kings 12.4-5) RSV

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



Labor Day is a holiday honoring the labor union movement and its many contributions to society, especially the improved economic conditions for working women and men, and the higher quality of life for all working families. It began as a parade organized by the Knights of Labor on September 5, 1882, and was made a national holiday by President Grover Cleveland in 1887.

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.

To learn more about efforts to reform the U.S. health care system, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To read a resolution on health care from the 1999 General Assembly, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 03, 2009



Call the White House today and urge them to continue the fight for
health care reform: 1-888-797-8717 (toll-free).

END TORTURE: SIGN a statement of conscience HERE.
Call for a
Commission of Inquiry by clicking HERE.