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🌟Mother’s Day Community Service Project🌟

Hartford Girl Scout Troop 10003 has partnered with My Sister’s Place in Hartford to recognize the 26 women in the program on Mother’s Day. This was a very worthwhile and humbling project, where we  continued to teach our Girl Scouts about the importance of community involvement, giving back, practicing selfless acts of kindness, gratitude and helping those in need.

We wanted the mothers at My Sister’s Place to know that they matter and they are appreciated on this special day (Mother’s Day).

Thanks for your support!

Lisa Butler, Troop Leader

A Christian Minister on Restrooms, Gender and Fear

photo credit: emilycheath.com

Rev. Emily C. Heath    Clergy, United Church of Christ

My wife and I have a joke. We tell it when we are out in public, at an airport or a restaurant or concert, and I need to use the bathroom. When I stand up to find a restroom I say to her, “Okay, honey, if I’m not out in five minutes, come look for me.”

We always laugh but, actually, it’s not that funny. The “joke” plays on the fact that I’m a gender non-conforming person, and bathrooms are not safe spaces for me. This has always been true, but in the current political climate, when states are passing laws regulating the use of bathrooms by trans and gender non-confirming people, we’ve been telling this joke more.

Sometimes gallows humor is all you have.  Read more here.

 

When Christians Won’t Say #BlackLivesMatter

When Christians Won’t Say #BlackLivesMatter

Kevin Wright    Kevin Wright currently serves as the Minister of Education at The Riverside Church in the City of New York

…[M]any Christians hesitate or refuse to say #BlackLivesMatter when one would think that their affinity for a marginalized Jewish man who preached a message of good news for the oppressed would usher them to support such a call for justice.

The theologian Howard Thurman identified this tension in his book, Jesus and the Disinherited. Thurman describes how the Sadducees (an upper class in Jesus’ day laden with privilege and economic security) were astute enough to see that their own position could be perpetuated if they stood firmly against all “revolutionaries and radicals.” In other words, when given the choice between retaining their privilege or standing with the oppressed, they chose the former.

Read more here.

FREE MEDICAL CARE FOR UNINSURED IN HARTFORD

Do you know about the Malta House of Care? They provide free medical care for the uninsured. They have a mobile medical unit which travels on a set schedule around Hartford. for information click on link above or call 860-725-0171.

Mondays from 1 – 5PM
Sacred Heart Church, 49 Winthrop St., corner of Winthrop and Ely, Hartford

Tuesdays from 4 – 7PM
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 134 Farmington Ave, Hartford

Wednesdays from 1 – 5PM
St. Peter’s Church, 160 Main Street, Hartford

Thursdays from 1 – 5PM
St. Augustine’s Church, 10 Campfield Avenue, Hartford