Christ Church


 Maplewood, MO​

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St. Louis Association and Missouri Mid-South Conference HERE.


September Book Study


Interrupting Silence by Walter Brueggeman
 A book study facilitated by Christopher Czarnecki
 Beginning in September we will be gathering together on Thursdays at 6:30pm to read Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out by Walter Brueggemann. The group is open to everyone, and those who are interested can sign up by contacting the church office. Cost of the book is $12.00, and those who are interested must signup by August 17th. From the book cover: “Silence is a complex matter. It can refer to awe before unutterable holiness, but it can also refer to the coercion where some voices are silenced in the interest of control by the dominant voices. It is the latter silence that Walter Brueggemann explores, urging us to speak up in situations of injustice. Interrupting Silence illustrates that the Bible is filled with stories where marginalized people break repressive silence and speak against it. Examining how maintaining silence allows the powerful to keep control, Brueggemann motivates readers to consider situations in their lives where they need to either interrupt silence or be part of the problem, convincing us that God is active and wanting us to act for justice.”

Class will meet at 6:30 pm on 9/6, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4.



Ongoing


Drop In Action Center

​A drop-in action center has been created in our library. Hours are Weds from 10am-1pm and Sundays from 11:30am-1:30pm.


Our current concern for action: Children have been separated from their parents seeking asylum at our borders. It is not a crime to enter the country and ask for asylum. Every family deserves the chance to enter the country and plead their case. No family deserves the terror of separation. Young children may suffer from this trauma for the rest of their lives. Our military are not adequate child care providers. Tent cities, built by military contractors in the desert are cruel and inhumane places for children to live. When parents attempt to reunite their families, they are told they must sign "voluntary" papers for deportation or pay exorbitant fees.



Make A Difference Teams 
Everyone is invited to join a team that is working to “make a difference” in our community. Jesus continually taught to defend the weak and lift up the powerless. Therefore, we work for justice. What is justice? Fair and equal treatment in society, including access to basic needs. Working for justice goes beyond charity to change the systems that cause injustice. Each team is engaging in research on their topic, identifying needs in our church and community, working to educate the congregation, and creating and implementing actions that improve the situation.


​Teams decide how and how often to meet and may be home meetings, coffee shop meetings, phone meetings, online meetings, or discussion via email.


Immigration Justice Team                              jroddy@siu.edu

Racial Justice Team                                         cczarnecki07@aol.com

Economic Justice                                             nmccarn@outlook.com 

​Environmental Justice                                    parksdk@charter.net

Housing Justice Team                                    rgaus15496@gmail.com

Health Justice Team                                      skywalker91@sbcglobal.net

Sustainable Urban Farming Team              cgmc19@sbcglobal.net

LGBTQI Justice Team                                    sdering@gmail.com


Everyone is always welcome!​​