We hope you will join us through advocacy, prayer and action this month to support the realm of God on earth.
This is our Covenant: “With the help of God, We will walk together in the ways of Jesus, creating a community and striving for a world where no one is an outcast and no one is a stranger…
Speak out for Sanctuary policies in Birmingham
“Where all people are celebrated as precious children of God“
Speak out against LGBTQ discrimination in Birmingham
“Where we joyfully share with one another: Hope for the living…”
Write letters to support summer feeding and child nutrition programs
“Comfort for the dying.. Dignity for those in struggle…”
This week, we’ll have many opportunities to celebrate PRIDE with our Beloved Community! All people are welcomed to celebrate…
Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8 pm – PRIDE Reading at Beloved
RSVP/more information on Facebook
Continue reading PRIDE 2017 at Beloved
We’ve committed to a big month of volunteering this June! The week of June 26th-30th, we’re providing meals and helping host homeless families with Family Promise.
We’re also providing summer meals to 175 students that week through GBM’s Thank Goodness I’m Fed Summer Program. Most of the meal assembly will happen the weekend before and meals will be delivered by 10:30 each morning, Monday–Friday.
Plus, we will continue to do our Brown Bag Ministry on June 21st and 24th!
How you can help:
- Help with meal prep, packing or delivery – contact Molly Merkle or Jackie Limbaugh to help (several volunteer opportunities available June 21st-28th).
- Volunteer to stay overnight with Family Promise June 26th, 27th or 28th – You don’t have to bring food to help out. Contact Jackie Limbaugh for info.
Sunday, February 12, 2017, Beloved Community Church UCC celebrated the installation of Rev. Jennifer Sanders, the second minister to serve as head pastor of our congregation since our founding in 2000.
The service of installation celebrated the covenant between Rev. Jennifer, Beloved Community Church, the United Church of Christ and the wider community.
Continue reading Photos from our February 12th Installation Service
Join us this Sunday after the 5 pm service to vote on our budget and plan for the year ahead. All are welcome and invited to attend to the business of the church.
If you are not yet a member of Beloved, please make your membership (covenant) official to be eligible to vote! Read our church covenant, which is the basis of membership in our community, and talk to Rev. Jennifer to learn more about this commitment!
Farmer is the founder of Partners in Health
while Gutierrez is one of the founding voices of the concept of liberation theology.
February 5th: chapters 3-5
February 12th: chapters 6-7 and the afterward
Anyone is welcome. Our goal is to both make sense of the material together and to make sense of it in our own personal and communal contexts.
All are welcome to come as you are.
Saturday, December 24th, 5 pm: Christmas Eve Candlight Service with carols from Beloved Community Orchestra.
Sunday, December 25th, 3 pm: Creative potluck – bring food, a musical instrument, poetry to share – these are the gifts we bring!
Feel free to come to the potluck only – whether we have seen you before or not, come alone or bring the whole family! – but also, feel welcome to stay for our worship service at 5 pm.
See you for Christmas at Beloved!
Join us each Sunday in December for Advent messages about love, joy, and peace followed by Advent concerts with Beloved Community Orchestra and special guests!
Sunday, December 18th, 5 pm: A message on the meaning of love in a turbulent world, with music from Christ Will Enter In & Roscoe Robinson!
Continue reading Advent and Christmas Worship Series- Sunday nights at 5
The sermon from Sunday, October 23, 2016 –
The words I offer you tonight in this sermon are an interpretation of the meaning we might find in this scripture. Every time you hear someone preach or someone teach or someone speak about scripture, they are all giving you an interpretation – their own human interpretation of these words that we find in the Bible.
The notion that any one human being – or any group of human beings – can describe to you THE definitive, absolute, and unchanging meaning of any Scripture is simply not possible – though many will claim it. All of us come to this place through our own human experiences and the lens of understanding that reflect the context of our lives.
That does not make our task here tonight less valuable. In fact, quite the opposite. It makes our work here together – and the ongoing conversation – all the more important. We are working with this extraordinary gift into the world, the Bible, as a unique tool, as a word from God, to help us make sense of our lives in this moment.
So I would argue that this Psalm [Psalm 65], this joyous song of thanksgiving and promise comes to us at a perfect time. We finally feel the changing of the seasons. We’ve closed out the summer and settled into the daily rhythms of the school year, the football season, and the holidays both behind and ahead.
Continue reading The Time of Harvest – A sermon on Psalm 65