Religious people from many different denominations will be taking part in the National March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC. The march has been called to show support for the freedom of reproductive choices. One new conservative appointment to the US Supreme Court could bring about the overturning of Roe vs Wade. Members of the United Church of Christ will be among the participants:
We in the UCC are coordinating our activities with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. If you are planning to attend, please go to the website for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (www.rcrc.org) and register as a participant. This site also has up-to-the-minute information about the March and activities being sponsored by faith groups.
UCC Hospitality at our Washington office: Please come by the Justice and Witness Ministry office (Public Life and Social Policy Ministry Team) in the Methodist Building (110 Maryland Ave., NW, Room 207—across from the Supreme Court) on Friday to say hello, and stop by the 100 Maryland Ave., NW, entrance on Sunday morning for coffee and bagels (available at 8:30 am). You can walk from there to the Interfaith worship service on Sunday.
24 Hour Prayer Vigil—On Saturday, April 24. If you would like to offer prayers for a 10 minute segment between 10 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday, please sign up at the RCRC website. The prayer vigil will be held at the Capitol Reflection Pool, the same location for the Prayerfully Pro-Choice Interfaith Service (between Pennsylvania Ave., NW and Maryland Ave. NW and 1st and 3rd Sts. NW).
If you cannot attend but want to take part, send your prayers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, denomination, and phone number. Prayers will also be posted on our website (www.rcrc.org) and sent out to the Clergy for Choice Network, to be used in local worship services and vigils the weekend of the March.
Liz and I wanted to attend but school responsibilities and the coming twins will keep us grounded that weekend. After this week, Liz cannot fly any longer. We wish all our friends a good march!