Discerning God's Call
Becoming an Economic Justice Church
Below are a few of the congregations in the process of discerning whether they are called to be an Economic Justice Church.
On March 26, 2013, the Church Council of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake Worth, FL, established a task force and approved a process of to discern whether the congregation is called to be an Economic Justice Church. Check back for updates.
Follow the journey of Faith UCC in Iowa City, IA. Their education and discernment process is being shepherded by a small group within the church, Faith Works. The group includes six lay members and the pastor of Faith, Rev. Bob Loffer. They meet monthly and send monthly bulletins to the congregation. Early in 2013 at the annual meeting, the congregation approved a measure calling for continued study about economic justice and ongoing discernment about becoming an economic justice congregation. They shared their decision to engage in the discernment process with their local paper and the Gazette published an article about their journey. The reporter who did the interview came back to worship on Sunday, in part to photograph the congregation in action, but she also stayed for a film and discussion.
Ms. Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Economic Justice
700 Prospect Ave.