Pilgrim Association Women urged to help youth experiencing homelessness
The Pilgrim District Women's Association recently had an eye-opening discussion about the issue of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness, thanks to a presentation by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) at their fall meeting.
“We learned so much. I don’t think anyone fully understood the extent of the difficulties unaccompanied youth who are homeless now face in their daily struggle to survive. Especially surprising was the impact on the youth who...
500 postcards on homelessness bill delivered to State House
Delegates to the Massachusetts Conference's 212th Annual Meeting last month not only passed a resolution on ending homelessness among youth - they also took immediate action, filling out 500 postcards calling on state legislators to address the issue. On July 19, those postcards were delivered to the chairs of the Joint Conference Committee on the FY12 Budget by representatives of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
The coaltion had been urging the passage of House Bill...
A Resolution to End Homelessness among Youth and Young Adults in Massachusetts approved by the 212th Annual Meeting (2011)
(Visit the MACUCC Task Force to End Homelessness page to find out about the Conference's work in this area, and for contact information to ask questions or to get involved.)
Proposed by the MACUCC Mission and Justice Commission and endorsed by the MACUCC Task Team to End Homelessness.
and approved by the 212th Annual Meeting Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 18, 2011.
The Bible is filled with invitations, calls and commands “to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly...
Action on Transitional Housing in Framingham passed by the 205th Annual Meeting (2004)
Passed by the 205th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 12, 2004
Whereas, the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (the “MACUCC”) has entered into discussions with the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC), a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation which qualifies as a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the use of the building located at the MACUCC’s...
Resolution to End Homelessness in Massachusetts passed by the 203rd Annual Meeting (2002)
Approved at the 203rd Annual Meeting, June 7-8, 2002
The Bible is filled with invitations, calls and commands "to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God". (Micah 6:8) We are exhorted to "turn our swords into plowshares and to provide each person with their own vine and fig tree". (Micah 4:3-4) Jesus reminds us that God commands us "to love our neighbors as ourselves" (Luke 10:27) and to create a just and loving society for all of God's...