A Word to the Church – Letter for Palm Sunday

Dear Friends and Colleagues across the Iowa Conference,

 

There is a famous line attributed to Edmund Burke that goes this way: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women!) to do nothing.”

 

Earlier this week the Bishops of the Episcopal Church penned a letter for distribution to all their churches this Palm Sunday. It happens that the Conference Ministers of the United Church of Christ were also meeting this week. We deeply resonated with this letter and quickly obtained permission to add our names to this eloquent statement about the current political climate here in the United States. The Council of Conference Ministers unanimously agreed to embrace this message as our own (as you can easily guess, UCC Conference Ministers don’t easily agree unanimously about almost anything!).

 

I hope you, as pastors and leaders in the UCC of Iowa will read this letter (link below) in church on Palm Sunday, or include a printed copy in the bulletin, or distribute it some other way appropriate for your congregation.

 

Link: http://www.ucc.org/news_as_holy_week_approaches_a_word_to_the_church_03172016

 

In hopes of unity!

 

Rich Pleva
Conference Minister
UCC in Iowa

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