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1031: Announcements - Tithing Distribution, NETWORK Webinar, JustFaith groups, Healing Retreat

Day 1031: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Announcements - Tithing Distribution, NETWORK Webinar, JustFaith groups, Healing Retreat!

Announcement #1: Emmaus Tithing:

Here's the tithing form we discussed during our last celebration. I've attached it in PDF format which you should download, print, and fill out. This is an image of the form (It's just for show... don't try to download it please).

Here's the link to the form in PDF format: Please download it, print it out and fill it in. Then mail it in or give it to a member of the Tithing Committee - Peter, Steve, Melva, Dan V. or David. Joy! Please note: We will also have printed copies at our next liturgies.

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Announcement #2:

NETWORK Catholic Lobby is requesting that we get involved in working with our members of Congress to eliminate child poverty and raise up the least among us. I've started a small group of dedicated folks who will help be the voice of the poor and disenfranchised -- using Catholic Social Teaching as a basis for action. We will be directed by NETWORK's office in Washington D.C. and will build on the amazing work the nuns have done for 50 years. NETWORK provides training and all materials. Their staff is excellent and fun. - David

Webinar: Unpacking NETWORK's 2022 Voting Record HIGHEST PRIORITYVirtual Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 18 Time: 7 – 8pm EST Location Virtual event

Join from anywhere

About this event NETWORK’s 2022 Voting Record will be released Wednesday, January 18. Join us for a webinar to learn about last year's progress, and the setbacks.

We scored Congress on thirteen (13) votes on bills related to voting rights and elections, reforming the criminal-legal system, preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or race, confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and more.

Our Government Relations team will review the successes and failures of the 117th Congress. The Grassroots Mobilization team will provide ways to share the Voting Record with your Members of Congress. While Congress made steps toward equity and social justice, there is deep frustration with the incremental nature of progress on Capitol Hill. We'll have time for a Q&A. If you'd like to submit a question in advance, send it to Can't make it? Please register to receive the webinar recording after the meeting.

Sign Up for the free Webinar: here's the link

And here is the link to the 2022 Voting Record:

Announcement #3:

Many of us have taken the courses offered by JustFaith.

Here's an opportunity to go deeper for 2023

Want to join a virtual small group? JustFaith Ministries and our local organizers across the country are offering several virtual small group opportunities starting in January 2023. You can live anywhere and join these groups! There is limited availability, so register today.

Faith and Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege JF Charlotte – Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Learn more and register.

Faith and Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration National Small Group – TBD. Learn more and register.

Faith and Racial Justice: Changing Systems and Structures JF Charlotte – Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET. Learn more and register. JF Charlotte – Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET. Learn more and register. JF St. Louis – Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT. Learn more and register.

Want to Talk? Communication Tools for Divided Times National Small Group – Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm ET. Learn more and register.

Out of the Light: Creating Sacred Space for Self and Others JF St. Louis – Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT. Learn more and register.

Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems JF Charlotte – Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET. Learn more and register.

Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response (Ecumenical Version) JF St. Louis – Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT. Learn more and register.

Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Response (Catholic Version) JF St. Louis – Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT. Learn more and register.

Faith and Poverty: A Justice Response (Catholic Version) JF St. Louis – Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT. Learn more and register.

Faith and Poverty: A Global Response (Catholic Version) National Small Group – Thursdays at 4:00 pm PT/ 7:00 pm ET. Learn more and register.

Announcement #4:

The Work That Reconnects: Courage for the Healing of Our World with Della Duncan Retreat: March 10-12, 2023 Inverness, CA

Join us for a transformational group experience that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level. We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. Yet it is through reconnection with ourselves and others, and acknowledging the reality of these times, that we can find hope and the courage to continue.

The Work that Reconnects (WTR) is a process for transforming our despair into purposeful action, as well as a deep well of nourishment to continue. Through a series of creative and experiential exercises, the Work that Reconnects opens space for radical truth-speaking and personal and collective empowerment. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this open-source body of work is rooted in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy.

RETREAT SCHEDULE Friday, March 10th 4pm Check-in to retreat center 5:30pm Social & dinner time 7pm Opening Session Saturday, March 11th 9am - 5pm Workshop Optional evening gathering TBD Sunday, March 12th 9am - 1pm Workshop 1pm Lunch & checkout Click here to register. LOCATION & LOGISTICS The retreat will be held at St. Columba’s in Inverness, CA, adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore. Single and shared rooms are available, or commute option. We will bring our own food for meals; a full kitchen is available. Please bring a notebook, something to write with, and clothing layers.

Della Duncan is a facilitator, broadcast journalist, and renegade economist who guides opportunities for personal and systemic transition to a more equitable, sustainable, and enlivened world. She has led the Work that Reconnects for communities around the world for over five years. She is an Atlantic Fellow of Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, a Right Livelihood coach, the host of the Upstream Podcast, a Gross National Happiness trainer for the Eurasia Learning Institute, an Eco-Dance Instructor, and an Alternative Economics Consultant. She is currently in a Buddhist Dharma leader program with James Baraz, she holds an MA in Economics for Transition with Distinction from Schumacher College, a graduate certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, and has completed Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects Intensive Program.

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