On Sept. 30, Congress passed a resolution that will fund the federal government until Dec. 11. However, this resolution does not provide necessary increases in funding to address our concerns for environmental issues or vulnerable people. Now, budget talks continue and there is an opportunity once again to influence our members of Congress as they debate how to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2016.

In the next few months please continue to raise your voices in support of a budget that honors our earth and the well-being of all around the world. This includes funding for the Green Climate Fund, health and refugee services, emergency food assistance, and other programs that enhance the lives of families in the U.S. and abroad. Please write, call or e-mail your senators and representativeyou have first given us — our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love.” The prayer contains both the form of our giving (giving money, volunteering our time, sharing our talents) and the attitude which accompanies it (joy and thanksgiving). The faith practice of giving marks the Christian life of discipleship for Christians who are also priests.

What part does giving play in your Christian life?
What might it mean for you?
What can it mean for your congregation?

Senator Tammy Baldwin
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Senator Ron Johnson
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Congressman Paul Ryan
United States House of Representatives
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Congressman Mark Pocan
United States House of Representatives
313 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4902

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