Category Archives: social justice

All Are Welcome

In the fall of 2018, the Relationships and Faith Team organized a program that included reading the book A Mile in My Shoes: Cultivating Compassion by Trevor Hudson. One of the topics Princeton UMC examined was social justice for the … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict: Paul and Appiah Agree

This week, the women in Monday Morning Group studied how Paul in chapter 4 of Philippians, advises how to resolve conflict. get to a good emotional place yourself (i.e. gratitude, praise) then focus ONLY on what’s good. Recently the New … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: “Someday is Now”

Pastor Jenny read aloud the children’s picture book “Someday is Now,” written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Illustrated by Jade Johnson, at Children’s Time, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, “Someday is Now,” a book on social justice in America, is about Clara Luper, a … Continue reading

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Study Together to End Racism

Sign up to participate in the PUMC small group “Vital Conversations on Christians and Racial Justice”. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. starting September 24.  Sign up with the link. Read How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi with me. You can join a … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: “The Undefeated”

At Children’s Time, on Sunday, August 16, 2020, Pastor Jenny read aloud the children’s book “The Undefeated.” This poem by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson was published in 2019. It is an Ode to black American triumph and tribulation, peppered with great inspiring art … Continue reading

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Sermon Response: “Even the Dogs”

I write this to my friends at Princeton United Methodist Church, as I wind and rewind the opening of today’s service. so that I can enjoy the soprano/alto duets for the pre-service hymns, “Eternal Father Strong to Save,” “To God … Continue reading

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“Everybody But Me” by Margaret Goss Burroughs

What response can we have to this poem by by Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs, “an American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer.”  On August 16, 2020, in a sermon entitled “Even the Dogs,” based on Matthew 15: 10-28, … Continue reading

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Haile Selassie’s address to the United Nations, 1963 …

Famous Words by Former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie “That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of … Continue reading

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Sermon Response: July 19, 2020

On July 19, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz addressed the conflict I have been holding in my heart — how to condemn the evil of white supremacy and still love those (in my family and elsewhere) who perpetrated it, those … Continue reading

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Outreach Initiatives—an opportunity to make a difference

  Since March, our nation has been impacted by a series of stunning events and traumas. In less than four months our world has been turned upside down. Who would have expected that over 110,000 Americans would have died from … Continue reading

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