10-15-17: Peace and Justice for All


This Sunday we focus on the justice and peace aspects of our progressive faith. Jesus points our hands and feet in the direction of the "least of these," all who need compassion, hope, and promise for their lives. I love this quote by Gandhi: "There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts." I encourage you to put your conscience to work this weekend on behalf of the affected people in Venezuela, who are struggling under the heels of an oppressive and retaliatory regime. Let's make a real difference together! On Sunday, we affirm our commitment to justice and peace for all!

** Please Note that scripture reading and beginning of sermon have been cut off, this is a partial recording**

Author of this post

Reverend Rodrick Echols Pastor "Reverend (Rod)rick Echols is originally from Memphis, graduated from Brown University, and holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University. In his professional life, he has held development roles with several prominent institutions, including UC San Diego, Brown University, United Way, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His specialties include pastoral care, leadership development, communication, fundraising, and counseling. Reverend Rod has served in various capacities in a number of churches, including Youth Pastor, Interim Minister, and most recently Pastor of Congregational Development before joining us here at NCC! His faith is strong. He listens and communicates well. He is a quality preacher and brings a passion for social justice. He also seeks to provide space for young people to gather and connect. Rev. Rod is a young, spirited pastor who speaks from the heart."