First Congregational Church is hosting a Community Taize Prayer Service for Ukraine in our sanctuary on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:30pm. Our guest speaker is Sasha Lugovskyy, a member of Urland Lutheran Church, who is originally from Ukraine. After the service, Sasha will stay with us to answer questions. Pr. Drew Yackel of Urland Lutheran Church and Pastor Grace will be co-leading the service. Please join us!
As we continue to witness these horrific events in Ukraine, Fr. Richard Rohr wrote the following in response to the collective suffering of those who are there. “How can we not feel shock or rage at what is happening to the people of Ukraine—As we watch their suffering unfold in real time from an unfair distance? Who of us does not feel inept or powerless before such manifest evil? In this, at least, we are united. Our partisan divisions now appear small and trivial.” Fr. Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.