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Faith and Poverty Day January 31st

The Coalition of Faith Communities Faith and Poverty Day is going to take place at the Utah Capitol the morning of January 31st. The focus of the event will be bills and budget items that will reduce childhood homelessness.

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Faith, Science, Ethics Roundtable for January

The Roundtable will meet Monday, January 28th  from 11:30am to 1pm in Room 117 of the Research Administration Bldg at the University of Utah

Presenter: Chris Jensen, Senior Laborator Specialist, Huntsman Cancer Institute Beckerle Lab

Are religion and science always at odds? Here are three scientists that don't think so.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-05-24/three-scientists-talk-about-how-their-faith-fits-with-their-work/9543772

Scientific Faith Is Different From Religious Faith
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/11/why-scientific-faith-isnt-the-same-as-religious-faith/417357

Some references to Francis Collins’s book, The Language of God

Come join the discussion!  All are invited.


Border Perspectives from Bishop Gonia

There has been a great deal in the news these days about migrants, asylum seekers and caravans of people from Central America who have made their way to the Mexico-US border. I am writing to share with you some personal experience and observations.
 
Two weeks ago, RMS Vice President, Earline Bohling and I traveled to El Paso to see first-hand some of the realities related to the current migration situation. We were joined by Pastor Matt Barnhouse (Director for Evangelical Mission) as Pastor Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman (Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey) provided an opportunity for us to visit places where asylum seekers were being sheltered.We were able to personally thank volunteers at Cristo Rey who have given of their time and energy to host refugees. We also joined the Region Two first call deacons and pastors in their orientation to the Border at a meeting with Ruben Garcia from Annunciation House.
 
Here are some of our reflections and learnings:
 
This is not new. Groups coming to the border in caravans and in waves dates back decades. The current wave has been occurring for about a year. In El Paso alone, around 2,000 asylum seekers arrived in one week’s time. The greatest need is temporary shelter and logistic support for these women, men and children before they travel to stay with family members across the country while awaiting their hearing.
 
 

Report on Family Separation and Response

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services and US Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration & Refugee Services have share a report with background and learnings around the Zero Separation Policy and their work in reuniting families:
 
 
You are invited to read and share this report as we move forward together as Christ's Church to support and accompany migrants, refugees, and aslyum-seekers.

This is What Love Looks Like!

The journey of making our 2019 ministry intiatives began October 14.  Our Stewardship for All Seasons team is Jean Stephenson, Bruce Palenski, Mallory deForest, Stephanie Wilson and Pr. David.  In October we learned more about the potenial of a Mount Tabor App and the VOA Homeless Youth Resource Center. A hygiene kit service project was completed on Sunday October 21 for Homeless Youth Resource Center.  Maud's Cafe, an 8-12 week employment training program for the youth at the Center, catered our fellowship after worship that day.  And on Sunday November 11th, we were invited to share our Statements of Intent to express our generosity.  Thank you Tabor for helping our congregation find these new ways to live God's love for others!


Maud’s Café is a newly-built coffee shop that will offer an 8-12 week employment training program for the youth from Volunteers of America, Utah’s Homeless Youth Resource Center, Young Men’s and Women’s Transition Homes. Patrons of Maud’s will be supporting the Wasatch Front economy by purchasing quality, locally-produced goods. Join us in giving homeless youth the opportunity to contribute to our community, as they stabilize their lives and work toward self-sufficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Communion Worship Sundays at 10:30am

Mount Tabor is a Reconciling in Christ congregation

We as the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA invite all into the fullness of God’s love. This invitation is inclusive of people of every race, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, sex, or station in life. We pledge to use our differences as gifts for our work together.

An inclusive, compassionate community living God’s love in the world!