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Hiroshima

A Prayer for Peace

Gracious and compassionate God, we are here on this 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to beg for your help in the pursuit of greater peace. Such devastation and terror, too easily justified, plagues our human communities even now. The traumatic scars left in the wake of the bombings are permanent reminders of the terrible damage human beings can inflict on one another and the world. Shift our hearts toward peace. Make us ever mindful that the threat of nuclear devastation has only increased in the intervening decades. Do not let us fall back into complacency but move us toward the peaceful resolution of difference and a deepening appreciation for diversity, that we might eventually build a world that joyfully celebrates life and no longer revels in death. May this anniversary find us more ready to live as you have called us to live, in love and peace, compassion and hope. We are grateful for the movement of your spirit, even when it challenges us. Amen [...]

A house with a heart in it

Protect our Families and Neighbors

Because of the pandemic, more than a million California households owe almost $4 billion in back rent. While the Governor recently announced additional rent relief funds, the state must make two critical changes in order for families to access this money in time to keep them housed. Please join us in calling upon the Governor and state legislators to: [...]

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Rebuilding Day a Huge Success

A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our 13 FCCSJ members who participated at one or both of our Spring 2021 Rebuilding Days on Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24. TOGETHER we transformed the back yard, installed a beautiful new door on the garage, prepped & painted the entire exterior of the house, and repaired & installed several broken windows. We really showed what a lot of hard work and a lot of heart can do for a home, and our homeowner is deeply grateful to us for what we accomplished. [...]

Silicon Valley Sponsoring Committee

Report on House Meetings

Silicon Valley Sponsoring Committee Ministry Team (SVSCMT) Report on March/April 2021 FCCSJ House Meetings

Between March 27 and April 2, 2021, SVSCMT had three opportunities for people to attend a one-hour house meeting over Zoom. Following three weeks of promotion, 52 FCCSJ and UDF members joined with eight ministry team members in small groups of seven to nine people to discuss the following question: [...]