Interfaith Call to Love
We, as persons of faith, join together with our brothers, sisters, neighbors, and strangers, knowing that we are fundamentally and foundationally called to be persons of love. We are called to love the divine in which we gather to worship. We are called to love one another. And we are called to love all of creation.
Most often our expressions of love have required little effort. We have made our predominant expressions of love toward those who love us first, have reciprocated our love, or look, speak, act, and worship like us.
Dozens of interested community members joined the religious leaders of MIM this week for a panel discussion on "the sanctity of life," followed by a time of Q&A. Religious leaders spoke from their own traditions about concepts such as the value of human life, how to protect human life and what makes life holy.
The panelists included:
Dr. Salah Almoukamal, Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Rev. Buena Smith Dudley, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Deacon Michael Kelly, St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Harilal Patel, Hindu-Jain Temple
The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium has issued the following statement in response to reports that the Monroeville Council may face legal action over its practice of beginning council meetings with the Lord's Prayer:
December 4, 2015
Dear Mayor Erosenko and Members of the Council,
As member congregations of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium, we believe that the power of prayer guides each of us to live our values. As a diverse community, we also believe that no single tradition’s prayer represents all of the religions of Monroeville. Therefore, we ...
In contrast to acts of hate and intolerance, the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium came together for its annual Thanksgiving Gathering on November 24, 2015 hosted by the Monroeville United Methodist Church. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Unitarian Universalists, Sikhs and Bahais led prayers, chants and hymns in thankfulness for the diversity of America. A collection benefited the three Monroeville food pantries. To learn more about our ongoing work, explore this site at www.mimcares.org.
The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium has been providing end-of-month meals to local people who are on food stamps at our various churches and places of worship. The end-of-month meal in November at North American Martyrs Parish, Monroeville, was coordinated with the help of two of the NAM Ladies of Charity, Pat Massarelli and Marilyn Colosmo. There were 94 people served. Most of these folks got take-out meals although some stayed at experienced fellowship with each other. We are proud of our churches working together to feed the hungry.
At our December Monroeville ...
After meeting with Michelle Majcher, LCSW Social Worker/Home and School Visitor for Gateway School District, I brought an idea before the Ministerium at our December 3rd meeting: to provide hygiene products to Teachers Treasures, coordinated by 5th Grade Teacher Marcie Crow. Teachers Treasures is (per the website): a community resource center conveniently and discretely located in Moss Side Middle School offering gently used clothing, coats, accessories and shoes for men, women, children, and infants. These items have been donated by teachers and staff and are available at ...
The congregations of MIM invite you to join them to experience and learn about their faith traditions! Click on a congregation's name for contact information and driving directions.
House of Worship
Type of Event
East Suburban UU C
Sunday, Oct. 5
Worship and coffee fellowship
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Oct. 12
Worship and coffee fellowship
St. Bernadette RCC
Sunday Oct. 19
Worship with coffee fellowship afterwards
Wednesday, Oct. 22
After many hours of work, MIM's website is ready for the world. You'll find information about our mission and services here. We've also put together a Learning Center to help you get to know the many faith traditions we represent. There's much more still to come - please check back in with us often!