41 episodes

Jesus was a healer. His example calls us to provide care and support for one another through the peaks and valleys of our lives. The Caring Congregation (TCC) offers guidance on the best Christian practices to help people move through life’s challenges. Our method of care is based on a team approach that empowers both pastors and laity (serving as Congregational Care Ministers or CCMs) working together to support the congregation and community.

The Caring Congregation The Caring Congregation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Jesus was a healer. His example calls us to provide care and support for one another through the peaks and valleys of our lives. The Caring Congregation (TCC) offers guidance on the best Christian practices to help people move through life’s challenges. Our method of care is based on a team approach that empowers both pastors and laity (serving as Congregational Care Ministers or CCMs) working together to support the congregation and community.

    Care and Social Justice, Reproductive Health & Justice, Part 2 - Season 5, Episode 7

    Care and Social Justice, Reproductive Health & Justice, Part 2 - Season 5, Episode 7

    We should all care about reproductive health as it encompasses a wide spectrum of the human experience, impacting all persons. Rev. Barbara and Rev. Joy continue their conversation about the justice issues surrounding reproductive health.

    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
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    Connect with Rev. Barbara Dunlap: sacredworth.org
    Twitter: @sacred_worth_
    Instagram: @sacred_worth
    FaceBook: @SacredWorthMinistries

    Additional resources:
    United Methodists for Reproductive Justice
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UM4RJ/
    Instagram: @UM4RJ
    Twitter: @UM4RJ

    Sister Song (Definition of Reproductive Justice)
    https://www.sistersong.net/reproductive-justice

    UMC Social Principles: The Nurturing Community
    https://www.umc.org/en/content/social-principles-the-nurturing-community

    This Is My Body: Embracing the Messiness of Faith and Motherhood by Hannah Shanks

    Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being by M. Shawn Copeland

    • 22 min
    Care and Social Justice, Reproductive Health & Justice, Part 1 - Season 5, Episode 6

    Care and Social Justice, Reproductive Health & Justice, Part 1 - Season 5, Episode 6

    Reproductive health encompasses a wide spectrum of the human experience, including before conception until death. Rev. Barbara Dunlap of Sacred Worth Ministries talks with Rev. Joy about the justice issues surrounding reproductive health, and how many hot button issues are interconnected.

    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
    https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-caring.../id1568949603...

    thecaringcongregation.com

    Connect with Rev. Barbara Dunlap: sacredworth.org
    Twitter: @sacred_worth_
    Instagram: @sacred_worth
    FaceBook: @SacredWorthMinistries

    Additional resources:
    United Methodists for Reproductive Justice
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UM4RJ/
    Instagram: @UM4RJ
    Twitter: @UM4RJ

    Sister Song (Definition of Reproductive Justice)
    https://www.sistersong.net/reproductive-justice

    UMC Social Principles: The Nurturing Community
    https://www.umc.org/en/content/social-principles-the-nurturing-community

    This Is My Body: Embracing the Messiness of Faith and Motherhood by Hannah Shanks

    Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being by M. Shawn Copeland

    • 41 min
    Intersection of Care and Social Justice, Juneteenth - Season 5, Episode 5

    Intersection of Care and Social Justice, Juneteenth - Season 5, Episode 5

    We honor, celebrate, and lament the history of Juneteenth; Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez has a conversation with Rev. Dr. Rhonda Branch Yearby, community activist, author, and CEO of Tarrant Churches Together in Fort Worth, Texas, about the impact of Juneteenth.

    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
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    • 25 min
    Care and Social Justice, Human Sexuality with Rev. Dr. Steve Harper, Part Two - Season 5, Episode 4

    Care and Social Justice, Human Sexuality with Rev. Dr. Steve Harper, Part Two - Season 5, Episode 4

    Author, pastor, theologian Rev. Dr. Steve Harper articulates his spiritual journey of understanding human sexuality, integrated with his Wesleyan tradition and interpretation. This dynamic conversation will open your eyes to a revived understanding of God at work through humanity. This is part two of a two part episode.

    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
    https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-caring.../id1568949603...

    thecaringcongregation.com

    Additional resources: oboedire.wordpress.com; Holy Love, by Steve Harper; Podcast: Heart Sounds

    • 39 min
    Care and Social Justice, Human Sexuality with Rev. Dr. Steve Harper, Part 1 - Season 5, Episode 3

    Care and Social Justice, Human Sexuality with Rev. Dr. Steve Harper, Part 1 - Season 5, Episode 3

    Author, pastor, theologian Rev. Dr. Steve Harper articulates his spiritual journey of understanding human sexuality, integrated with his Wesleyan tradition and interpretation. This dynamic conversation will open your eyes to a revived understanding of God at work through humanity. This is part one of a two part episode.

    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
    https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-caring.../id1568949603...

    thecaringcongregation.com

    Additional resources: oboedire.wordpress.com; Holy Love, by Steve Harper; Podcast: Heart Sounds

    • 30 min
    Intersection of Care and Social Justice, Intro, Part Two - Season 5, Episode 2

    Intersection of Care and Social Justice, Intro, Part Two - Season 5, Episode 2

    Intersection of Care and Social Justice, Intro, Part Two - Season 5, Episode 2

    What does care look like at the intersection of social justice? Join Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez and Rev. Tino Herrera for part two of a two part series, as they discuss the foundation of why we should care about social justice, and what that looks like in action in our church and community.
    https://soundcloud.com/thecaringcongregation
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    Book recommendation: The Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Pat Sabat ,

Powerful!

Powerful episodes that are informative! A must listen!

RevBo2021 ,

Affirming! Supportive!

Our calling is rooted in our stories, even in the chapters we feel God certainly cannot use. This brings affirmation, healing, and hope to my own story. Love the support this team provides.

JD528 ,

Insightful!

Helpful information on how to care for those in the church. Beautiful stories and powerful witness!

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