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National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Called To Care eNewsletter
October 2020 Edition

For Such a Time as This - Sermon Series for Pastoral Appreciation Month
The National Benevolent Association presents “For Such a Time as This,” a sermon series by prophetic voices from the NBA community that will inspire you to think critically and act justly while also giving our pastors deserved time off from preaching during Pastoral Appreciation Month! Check out the videos in the Resources section of our site, or, subscribe to our YouTube channel and binge-watch the whole series!
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You Can Help Get Out the Vote!

The NBA offers two resources for communities of faith to learn about their voting rights and to take action by registering and voting in U.S. elections.

Watch our recorded webinar "Voting Rights and the U.S. Elections: Are You Ready?" and download the PDF "Voting Rights and Registration Resource for Faith Communities."

GET YOUR VOTING RESOURCES
COVID-19 NBA Response Grant recipient photos. Top Row: All People’s Community Center; First Christian Church, Charlotte, NC. Second Row: New Hope Christian Church, Camden, MS; Family Promise of Orange County. Bottom Row: Project IMPACT; Rebuilding Broken Places Development Corp; First Christian Church, McAllen, TX. Quotes: Walking on Water Christian Church, Claremont, CA; Iglesia Cristiana Bethel-Garland (DOC).
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Meet NBA’s Multilingual Latin@ Pastors & Leaders Peer Group

by Héctor J. Hernández, NBA Connect Coordinator

A core part of our NBA mission is to “advocate for the well-being of humanity.” From that commitment, we are called to deepen our engagement in advocacy and activism. Read More >>

Good Life Care Resource Center

NBA Welcomes Incubate Partner Good Life Care Resource Center

Good Life Care Resource Center (GLCRC) was created to support immigrant and low-income families. The organization is supporting these communities in a variety of ways. Read the story in English or Korean 한국어.

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The Importance of White Allyship

by Rev. Tiffany Curtis, NBA Peer Group Convener

When the video of George Floyd began circulating in May, we at NBA began to have open and honest conversations about what it could look like to not just proclaim Black Lives Matter, but show that we mean it.  Read More >>

The Space Between: Examining Where Faith & Culture Meet

by Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, Comunidad Limen CC, NBA Board of Trustee

We asked this question, what are the similarities between Moses' life in Egypt and the lives of Latinxs in the US? Read More >>

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Webinar: The Privatization of Prisons

Thursday, October 15, 2020
1 pm EST / 10 am PST

This webinar will address the growing problem of the use of for-profit prisons, why faith communities should be concerned about them, and what actions can be taken to reduce the impact these private companies have on an already dysfunctional corrections system. Register Now

COVID-19 NBA Response Grants Cycle Three

COVID-19 NBA Response Grants Cycle Three Now Open!

All Disciples-related health and social service projects, including prior grant recipients, are welcome to apply for Cycle Three of the COVID-19 NBA Response Grant program.

Recipients of COVID-19 NBA Response Grants are sending stories of how they used their grant funds. A wide variety of Disciples ministries are working to serve food, provide shelter, and offer spiritual comfort during the pandemic. Here are a few of their stories:

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