Do you think that any of you are super heroes? Do you think I’m a super hero? Look around you. Do you think anyone in church here this morning is a super hero?
Nobody here is a super hero, but do you know that we can be Super Friends? They are even better than super heroes, who are only in movies, books, and pictures. Super Friends are people who are real and compassionate and respond generously when there are natural disasters and other emergencies in the world.
The children who accompanied their parents to the last two Montreal & Ottawa Conference annual meetings had fun learning about being Super Friends, complete with capes. The United Church’s children’s resource, Super Friends,* teaches that when there is a disaster in the world, the United Church is able to quickly contact our partners, such as ACT Alliance, to learn the specific needs of the community and to respond.
Super Friends 2* teaches children and their parents that the United Church works with Mission and Service partners in other countries, such as Christian Care Zimbabwe, whose priorities are community access to food and the ability to grow food locally. In Canada, partners such as the food bank at the House of Lazarus in Mountain, Ontario, address poverty in rural areas.
When we make supporting our Mission and Service a regular part of giving, we are Super Friends to people we will never meet. We are changing people’s lives. Please give generously
Mighty and tender God, our gifts to M&S help your church to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.