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January 2020

January 2020 Membership Assembly

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Northside Family Life Center, 5939 Goodfellow Blvd
St Louis, MO 63147 United States
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MCU is bringing reforms to the Missouri Juvenile Justice System, expanding Medicaid, organizing new communities, and expanding voter and Census participation in 2020. Through it all, we focus on the intersection between race and class as the great dividers in our community – and how a new story can actually bring us together. MCU is doubling our budget, allowing for hiring long-needed staff and expanding to new issues and models. The January 28th Annual Membership Assembly highlights all of these…

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February 2020

Voices of Liberty: MCU and ACLU in Jefferson City

February 12
State Capital Building, Jefferson City, MO

Join MCU and the ACLU-Missouri on Wednesday, February 12 in Jefferson City for a lobby day. We will be discussing the issues of the school to prison pipeline with our legislators. We will address such issues as: Limiting the number of suspension days Requiring parental notification of restraint and seclusion Eliminating suspension pre-k-3rd grade Requiring representation for juvenile defendants Register for this event HERE to insure you have a lunch and a ride. There will be a bus available as…

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March 2020

We the People 2020 Candidates Forum

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church, 1400 East Broadway
East Saint Louis, IL 62201 United States
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Meet the candidates in this forum, which provides them the opportunity to engage with ordinary people who are doing extraordinary work in their communities and allows average citizens to hear the candidates' views on issues that impact their lives. https://www.facebook.com/events/1614453162025842/

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Leadership Development Matters

March 15 - March 21

One of the hallmarks of MCU is our dedication to leadership training. We hold trainings throughout the year for our membership, create trainings for individual congregations and participate in national trainings with other affiliates from the Gamaliel Network. Contact an MCU organizer for details.  Mark your calendar for the following: National Leadership Training I: March 15-March 21 Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN   National Leadership Training II: August 8-August 15 San Diego, CA   National Leadership Training III: August 23…

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April 2020

Public Meeting Planning: Starting in April

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will start planning our July public meeting in April. Get on board for these monthly meetings designing and organizing the issues, presenters and public officials who will be present. Strategize on building turnout and changing the world! Watch for more information on exact times and dates.

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Community Call to Action: Protecting Our Community….Lifting Our Voice

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Virtual meeting: The Current and Future Impact of COVID-19: Census...Youth...Elections Registration Required: HERE  

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May 2020

Tweet Storm to Save Amendment 1 / CLEAN MO

May 4 @ 10:00 am
Zoom
Defend the Win

Last night at our Community Call to Action several of you committed to work on keeping CLEAN MO/Amendment 1 safe from the Missouri Legislature. They are pushing bills that would destroy all our work to end gerrymandering! We will be joining Jobs with Justice and other allies in a TWEET STORM aimed at legislators on Monday, May 4. A TWEET STORM is a sustained period of tweeting to specific targets….like keeping the phone lines jammed. We’ll be starting with an…

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#FREEOURYOUTH Drive-By Action

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Youth Services Center, 1839 Hogan St
St. Louis, MO 63106 United States
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This protest is a call during this unprecedented health crisis to release incarcerated children and adults and to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. Drive by the Youth Services Center on Hogan St. to let our youth know we see them and we support them. Families need to know the community believes their children should be home during this pandemic, especially if they are sick. Youth service officials will know: we expect action for the lives of our young people. Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU),…

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June 2020

Jammin’ 4 Justice

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Zoom

Party with a purpose! We're taking things virtual during the year of Covid-19. Join us from your place for the same great music and raffles we've always had. Bring your own beverages, snacks, and dance moves!! This June 12 virtual concert features music by Nick Gusman (Nick Gusman and the Coyotes), Kip Loui (Diesel Island), and JJ Loui (The High Dives)! All proceeds benefit MCU's work to: *Break the Pipeline: addressing the issues of the school to prison pipeline like…

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July 2020

Jammin’ 4 Justice @ Home: Round 2

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom

Party with a purpose! We’re taking things virtual during the year of Covid-19. Join us from your place for the same great music and raffles we’ve always had. Bring your own beverages, snacks, and dance moves!! Our July 10 virtual concert features funk, hip-hop, and soul music by DJ Agile One and experimental musical-comedy revue by The Opera Bell Band! Access passes for the July concert will end at noon on July 10 as will extra raffle ticket sales. You…

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