1. What is your congregation/organization? I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a member of Compton Heights Christian Church, a librarian at St. Charles Community College, and the director of Think+Pray+Act, an organization that equips… Continue Reading
It’s the time of the year to let the world know that you and your organization stand for community-driven justice in the St. Louis area by buying your ad in Metropolitan Congregations United’s 2019-20 Resource Guide and Annual Report! Ads… Continue Reading
Welcome new staff member, Dana Kelly. Dana will be working with Demarco Davidson in developing and leading our Sacred Votes campaign. Look for Dana in your congregation this summer!!
The Missouri Legislature closed on May 17 and the bills that we feared would wipe out our work on Amendment 1 and Prop B failed. That doesn’t mean our work and our votes are safe. Anti-Amendment 1 forces are gearing… Continue Reading
Metropolitan Congregations most fun fundraising event celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary! Jammin’ for Justice 10 is Thursday, June 20, at 6:30pm at The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave in the Grove.
The People’s Key will repeat as our musical guests and TKO grill will again provide food. The Ready Room will provide the cash bar. There are a large number of exciting items for the basket raffle and door prize drawings will happen throughout the night.
Tickets are $25/per person or $40/per pair in advance. The day of the event tickets will be sold at the door for $30. Continue Reading
MCU Stands With Allies On June 1 the Attorney General of Missouri released the 19th annual Vehicle Stop Report to the public. Today MCU joined allies in informing the public that things aren’t getting better at all. Black drivers are… Continue Reading
What is your congregation/organization: I was with Mary Mother of the Church when I first started working with MCU. Now I worship at St. Nicholas in St. Louis City How long have you been involved with MCU: My involvement began… Continue Reading
What is your congregation/organization: I am connected with two organizations that support MCU: Webster United Methodist Justice Team and The Alliance for Interracial Dignity in 63119 (AID). How long have you been involved with MCU: My involvement with MCU began… Continue Reading
Join us as we gather to catch up on MCU’s work, with each other and take a look at what’s coming up. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Sanders III, assistant professor of Theology and Ethics, Eden Seminary. This is an event open to all clergy and religious leaders. Get your reservations in early for this one! Thursday, April 11, 8:30am-10am at Eden Seminary, Schroer Commons. Continue Reading
Faith based community organizing was introduced to St. Louis in 1990 through the efforts of a group of interfaith clergy. They enlisted the service of the Gamaliel Network to help them create three organizations. Those organizations, or clusters, served North County south of 270, North City, and South City. Later two other clusters were formed, one north of 270 and one in South County. There was also a Spanish speaking cluster for a short time. In 1997, the need to act more regional was recognized and Metropolitan Congregations United was formed. By 2012, all of the geographic clusters were dissolved and MCU had become one united organization. Continue Reading