Tuesday, September 11 – First Session of Let’s Learn to Talk About Race
Tuesdays, October 2 – 30 – A New Look at the Book of Acts
Dr Willie James Jennings has written a compelling new commentary on this book and Rev David Weber is going to lead us through what could prove to be a whole new and timely perspective on this story of the early church. Please mark your calendars for 7:00 pm Tuesday evenings, October 2 through 30. Class will be held in the Bob Nelson room.
October 5 – 6 – Practical Whole-iness: Disciple-Making for the 21st Century
Fremont will be hosting a two-day spiritual training event Friday October 5 at 10am through Saturday October 6 at 12:30pm.
Let’s Learn to Talk About Race
These three 2-hour sessions (led by Cynthia MacLeod) are an introduction to talking about race utilizing individual reflection, small and large group discussion, structured learning activities and artistic forms such as film clips, storytelling, music, and poetry.
The same sessions will be offered in 3 separate series; please sign up for one:
– Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25 beginning at 6:30 pm
– Mondays, November 5, 12, 19 beginning at 6:30 pm
– Mondays, December 3, 10, 17 beginning at 1:30 pm
FUNRaisers are going on all summer and into fall . Here’s a list 2018 fun-raisers
Action Alert – Measure 105 Ballot Measure
Thanks to Fremonter’s and many other congregations of the Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Oregon -Idaho UMC Conference Immigration and Refugee Taskforce was able to put a statement on the statewide Voters Pamphlet opposing Measure 105. To get the statement in the voters pamphlet, we needed to either pay $1200 to the state or gather 500 signatures from registered voters. We put out a call to our churches and in less than 1 week we had over 800 signatures. The have been submitted to the state elections board and been approved. So we, as United Methodists, will have a voice in this coming election! Thank you to all who readily signed the petition. The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) asked for a statement and the language used was based on our conference Standing Resolution #35: Welcoming the Migrant in our Midst.
Measure 105 would repeal the state law, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, which forbids state agencies, including law enforcement, from using state resources or personnel to detect or apprehend persons whose only violation of the law is that of federal immigration law. This has been the law for over 30 years.