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Michigan Pride
Last year Michigan Open and Affirming Coalition of United Church of Christ had a table at the Michigan Pride in Lansing. They will need volunteers to help with the booth if they do it again this year. They also walked in the parade with Coalition banner. Please email Wayne Burling wburling@gmail.com to let him know you will be able to help.

Congregational Care
Kindly remember in your prayers our members and friends who are sick and/or shut in.

Pastoral Care Emergencies
If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Glenda Horvath, 734-482-5619.

Immigration Ministry (WICIR)
For information about what's happening and if you are interested in learning ways to help with this issue, please contact Margaret Harner at 734-483-3464 or through WICIR, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, www.facebook.com/WICIR.
Press statement urging the President to use his authority to stop deportations until CIR has a humane path to citizenship in place.

Michigan Open & Affirming Coalition
For information about what’s happening with Michigan Open and Affirming Coalitions of United Church of Christ churches, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Wayne Burling at 734-377-0696. More information can be found on their website http://www.mi-ona.org or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/onami/

Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WEROC)
"First Congregational is a co-founding institution of the new local "organization of organizations" WeROC (Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition). In many ways, WeROC is a larger illustration of the values and mission we try to live out at First Congregational. The diverse faith congregations and labor and community organizations that make up WeROC are, at our core, focused on intentionally reweaving the frayed fabric of community -- at a time when forces are at work every day to keep us fragmented, suspicious of each other, feeling isolated and on our own. We are showing by example that people from many backgrounds and perspectives can, even today, come together in powerful ways around our common values and actually change unjust public policies. WeROC is a part of the S.E. Michigan organization MOSES and the national Gamaliel Foundation. See Tad Wysor (tadwysor@gmail.com, 734 883 3225) for more on how First Congregational is connecting with current WeROC issues and actions.

Mentor 2 Youth
Mentor2Youth is a non-profit organization that provides educational services and programs to at-risk youth ages 8-18 in Washtenaw County. Since its inception in 2011, Mentor2Youth has served more than 450 youth by taking a wholistic approach towards their well-being. Our mission is to ensure these youth have a promising future through educating and empowering them to excel in life, academics and work. We envision developing a school-to-career pipeline for at-risk youth as our organization continues to become more sustainable and expands over the next five years. Contact Alex Goldsmith (alexandriasnowden@gmail.com ) or visit their website (http://www.mentor2youth.com ) for more information.