September 13th, 2017

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The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of this land.”

Exodus 6:10-11, NRSV


If God expected Moses to face the powerful Pharaoh and to tell him to let the slaves go, wouldn’t God also expect us to express our faith-based conviction that our laws should not keep people from rising out of poverty and hunger, but rather should give them an opportunity to realize their God-given potential?
 
This Sunday you can act on your faith by signing the three post cards available with the bulletin or by writing your own letters in Hatcher after worship to our legislators. The cards instruct them to support full funding for programs that have proven efficacious, such as WIC, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid, tax credits, and international non-defense development assistance.
 
These letters are an annual event at BPC, called the Bread for the World Offering of Letters.  Bread for the World has helped to draft bipartisan legislation for more than 40 years in order to address root causes of hunger at home and abroad.  Churches from many denominations participate in this effort. 
 
Another option is to write a personalized letter online. Write to Congress Now: Act.
 
Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute.  Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.  (Proverbs 31:8-9)
 
Express your own faith-based conviction by writing to Congress!
 
Peace,
Mary Lee Hendricks