Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council

Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council About
We engage leaders of Montgomery County’s faith community and interested audiences in collaboration, education, and advocacy. The Interfaith Community Liaison through the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) engages leaders of Montgomery County’s faith community and interested audiences in collaboration, education, spiritual formation and advocacy.

The mission of the Faith Community Advisory Council is to ensure that the County Executive is well informed and able to respond effectively to the needs and concerns of faith communities, and to work collaboratively with government, non-profits and community organizations in creating “the beloved community” where basic human needs are met and everyone enjoys a healthy, harmonious and happy life.

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Powered from Above: 6/21/21 free online seminar
06/15/2021
Powered from Above: 6/21/21 free online seminar

Powered from Above: 6/21/21 free online seminar

Learn about solar power financing and possibilities EBLAST | JUNE 15, 2021 Community Event Powered from Above A solstice seminar for Montgomery County congregations Montgomery County faith-based org

Mental Health First Aid classes
05/27/2021
Mental Health First Aid classes

Mental Health First Aid classes

Serving all people with care and love NEWSLETTER | MAY 27, 2021 Serving all People with Care and Love Over the past two months many of our faith communities, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hin

Latest newsletter: Mental Health resources; Religious Land Use Working Group update;  Community Garden Plot rentals!
05/20/2021
Resources, updates and events

Latest newsletter: Mental Health resources; Religious Land Use Working Group update; Community Garden Plot rentals!

One County, Many Faiths - Working Together NEWSLETTER | MAY 12, 2021 In this newsletter: Mental Health resources Religious Land Use Working Group update Upcoming Events - May 16th and May 20th Communi

FCAC working with faith leaders to support their communities
03/30/2021
FCAC working with faith leaders to support their communities

FCAC working with faith leaders to support their communities

One County, Many Faiths - Working Together NEWSLETTER | MARCH 29, 2021 Faith Guides During Times of Stress and Anxiety Dear Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of stress in the com

Standing with our Asian American Pacific Islander neighbors
03/22/2021
Standing with our Asian American Pacific Islander neighbors

Standing with our Asian American Pacific Islander neighbors

Join us and speak out against hate, bias, and violence. E-BLAST | MARCH 22, 2021 Montgomery County’s Faith Community Advisory Group Stands With Our Asian American Pacific Islander Neighbors and Conde

The Interfaith Community Work Continues
01/25/2021
The Interfaith Community Work Continues

The Interfaith Community Work Continues

News from FCAC, including COVID-19 vaccine update Faith Community Advisory Council One County, Many Faiths - Working Together NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 25, 2021 The Work of the Interfaith Community Moves

Farewell & Hearty Wisheshttps://conta.cc/3h8Iabi
12/22/2020
Farewell & Hearty Wishes

Farewell & Hearty Wishes
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FCAC Newsletter | December 21, 2020 Dear Colleagues and Friends, Our extended holiday season spanning Diwali, Advent, Hanukkah, Gita Jayanti, Christmas, Kwanza, and New Year celebrations remind us tha

Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council's cover photo
11/25/2020

Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council's cover photo

In preparation for thanks-giving in 2020 it may help to remember 1621 when after burying a third of their community the ...
11/25/2020

In preparation for thanks-giving in 2020 it may help to remember 1621 when after burying a third of their community the Pilgrims celebrated what we know as the First Thanksgiving.

It may help to recall the first Presidential Proclamation of a Day of Thanksgiving ​came from the newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 following the crash of the stock market.

It may also help to know the collaboration of nonprofits and faith communities facilitated by the Montgomery County Food Council have provided in excess of 5 million meals during the pandemic to our hungry neighbors; community-based clinics under the Primary Care Coalition are providing care including COVID-19 testing for thousands; and faith leaders engaged with the Faith Community Advisory Council are creating a more compassionate, unitive and equitable community.

What will we give thanks for this #Thanksgiving? Perhaps the courage of the Pilgrims in 1621; the steadfastness of our relatives in 1933; and the active caring for one another in 2020. I give thanks for the community of all whose hearts are open, and whose faith in action keeps hope alive.

FCAC E-blast | November 10, 2020
11/11/2020
FCAC E-blast | November 11, 2020

FCAC E-blast | November 10, 2020

Imagining New Possibilities Through Development Thursday, November 12 6:00 PM EST Self-Care Workshop for Older Adults Wednesday, November 18 1:00 PM EST Potomac Area Interfaith Communities Virtual Th

FCAC E-blast | October 28, 2020
10/28/2020
FCAC E-blast | October 28, 2020

FCAC E-blast | October 28, 2020

Imagining New Possibilities Through Development Stretch your imagination as you listen to experienced developers explore ideas for faith-based properties, including affordable or senior housing units,

Imagining New Possibilities Through Development
10/13/2020
Imagining New Possibilities Through Development

Imagining New Possibilities Through Development

FCAC E-blast | October 13, 2020 Empowering Houses of Worship Stretch your imagination as you listen to experienced developers explore ideas for faith-based properties, including affordable or senior h

Today is the first Indigenous People's Day in Montgomery County replacing Columbus Day that marked the beginning of the ...
10/12/2020

Today is the first Indigenous People's Day in Montgomery County replacing Columbus Day that marked the beginning of the conquest, enslavement, displacement and disease of indigenous peoples.

This proclamation will be presented by the County Executive and County Council tomorrow. https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=26940

Numerous Native American tribes, recognized by the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, call Maryland home, including the Accohannock Indian Tribe; the Assateague Peoples Tribe; the Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians; the Piscataway Conoy Tribes; the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Sub-Tribes and the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians; the Pocomoke Indian Nation; and the Youghiogheny River Band of Shawnee Indians.

We have much to learn as we address historic racial disparities and become inspired by the stewardship and resilience of indigenous peoples.

The County budget represents the greatest ethical statement on the values of Montgomery County.  Virtual Forums makes it...
09/28/2020

The County budget represents the greatest ethical statement on the values of Montgomery County. Virtual Forums makes it easy to voice your perspective.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a virtual Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. Please join us: https://buff.ly/3jemyKP. Your input is key. Also, watch the forum live right here on Facebook. #MoCoBudget22

Overcoming Division by Embracing Our Common Humanity
09/28/2020
Overcoming Division by Embracing Our Common Humanity

Overcoming Division by Embracing Our Common Humanity

FCAC Newsletter | September 2020 Dear Colleagues and Friends, We are participants in an experiment to see if for the first time in our planet’s history we can be a multiracial, multicultural, and int

We have much to learn from Robert Graetz's example of remaining true to moral principal and relying on the "circle of lo...
09/23/2020
Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92

We have much to learn from Robert Graetz's example of remaining true to moral principal and relying on the "circle of love" for protection and inspiration.

The evil forces against which he stood are prevalent today. May we be inspired to keep his legacy alive.

Robert and his wife Jeannie Graetz faced bombs and K*K death threats for their role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but their Black friends and neighbors protected them.

We have less than 10 days to complete 2020 Census.  Montgomery County is among the top 5 in self-response rates.  Please...
09/22/2020
Governor Hogan Maryland Census PSA

We have less than 10 days to complete 2020 Census. Montgomery County is among the top 5 in self-response rates. Please be sure you have done everything possible to get everyone signed up.

We need it for sustaining our schools, human service programs and much much more. Listen to Governor Hogan and share his message. Thank you.

Help shape our future by filling out your census at 2020census.gov

Caring for Our Students and More
09/11/2020
Caring for Our Students and More

Caring for Our Students and More

FCAC Newsletter | September 2020 Dear Colleagues and Friends, My mother was a teacher who taught me to believe the home is the most important school and the parent is the most important teacher a chi

You may find this webinar useful...
09/10/2020
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Thousands of food insecure people are being fed in Montgomery County because faith communities are working collaborative...
09/04/2020

Thousands of food insecure people are being fed in Montgomery County because faith communities are working collaboratively with nonprofits and government. Check out the partnerships making the food access on Sunday possible. For more information contact the Montgomery County Food Council or Rev. Mansfield "Kasey" Kaseman, Interfaith Community Liaison, [email protected]

We extend hearty best wishes to our Muslim sisters and brothers for a blessed celebration of Eid al-Adha.  May this holi...
07/30/2020

We extend hearty best wishes to our Muslim sisters and brothers for a blessed celebration of Eid al-Adha. May this holiest of Muslim holidays recalling Ibrahim’s loyalty and obedience to Allah provide inspiration for facing today’s challenges. Your own sacrifices and the myriad ways you are providing the greater community with food, funds, healthcare and more is keeping hope alive.

Unfortunately the pandemic prevents customary celebration in terms of community prayer and gatherings with loved ones and friends. We pray the combination of private prayer, precious time with your immediate family and virtual celebrations with others will be sources of renewed faith and great joy.

Happy Eid al-Adha!

John R. Lewis, the son of a share cropper, became engaged in the Civil Rights Movement as a teenager sitting in at lunch...
07/18/2020

John R. Lewis, the son of a share cropper, became engaged in the Civil Rights Movement as a teenager sitting in at lunch counters and being an original Freedom Rider. He organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, helped organize the March on Washington in 1963, was arrested 40 times for "good trouble" and was bloodied on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, rose to become an outstanding Representative from his beloved state of Georgia, and received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

John R. Lewis never gave in to fear or hostility. He was sufficiently grounded in the power of love to be gentle and compassionate, while standing strong, demonstrating and legislating for Black Lives Matter.

May all of us who were fortunate enough to pray, worship and march with him rededicate our lives to sustaining his legacy, and may all who love freedom and seek justice follow his example.

"Well done good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

"Lift Me Up" is what we need to keep on marching and creating the "beloved community" where every basic human need is me...
06/21/2020
A song of hope during trying times

"Lift Me Up" is what we need to keep on marching and creating the "beloved community" where every basic human need is met and every human right respect.

Joe Scarborough's new song 'Lift Me Up' offers words of hope during difficult times. The Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the song's importance before the video.

Juneteenth is a day of joy and pain. While we celebrate the freedom of the slaves, their descendants are facing discrimi...
06/19/2020
Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day of joy and pain. While we celebrate the freedom of the slaves, their descendants are facing discrimination and being killed by those sworn to protect them.

The Smithsonian provides a wonderful way for families and individuals to celebrate, reflect and prepare to act in breaking the yoke of systemic racism.

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, gather as a family, reflect on the past and look to the future. The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites you to engage in your history and discover ways to celebrate this holiday. We will begin this celebration with a rendition of the ...

06/08/2020
On the Turning Away

Inspiring music with powerful message addressing the importance of not turning away from the weak and the weary related to the joint COVID-19 and Racism crisis.

Ars Choralis Presents: On the Turning Away Amy Martin, Matt Ulrich, Wendy Lowe, soloists Erica Pickhardt, cello Music by David Gilmour & Anthony Mason, (Pink...

I wish our Muslim sisters and brothers a blessed, joyous and grateful celebration of Eid. Witnessing their fast, prayer ...
05/24/2020

I wish our Muslim sisters and brothers a blessed, joyous and grateful celebration of Eid. Witnessing their fast, prayer and charity during the holy season of Ramadan has been a blessing.

Far in excess of 1,500 masks were made and given away, and tons of food were provided in various forms including Grab-and-Go, home delivery for the elderly and meals for the homeless.

I pray my Muslim colleagues and friends will experience great joy, deep gratitude and abiding faith in the grace and mercy of Allah.

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