Adult Sunday School—Brian Fox’s class has ended for the year and David Paulsen will be leading.
May 31 Class Video – Lyrics from The Eagles
June 7 Class Video – Eagles Lyrics: Take it Easy, Take it to the Limit, Peaceful, Easy Feeling
June 14 Class Video – The Many Meanings of Lyrics of The Eagles’ Songs: Tequila Sunrise
June 28 Class Video – Video on Ramadan, then discussion about fasting.
July 19 Class Video -Review of Church Security Measures, Film on Fire Safety
August 2 Class Video – The Right to Health Care, Mental Health
August 23 Class Video – Immigration
August 30 Class Video – Economic Community
Additional resource material:
Canada’s healthcare model 8 min advocates for universal healthcare
short article describes cost models
article describing political/social concerns in several countries with numerous supporting links; check out those of interest to you.
Right to Health Care —- actual published UM social principle
Health is a condition of physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. John 10:10b says, “I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.” Stewardship of health is the responsibility of each person to whom health has been entrusted. Creating the personal, environmental, and social conditions in which health can thrive is a joint responsibility—public and private. We encourage individuals to pursue a healthy lifestyle and affirm the importance of preventive health care, health education, environmental and occupational safety, good nutrition, and secure housing in achieving health. Health care is a basic human right.
Providing the care needed to maintain health, prevent disease, and restore health after injury or illness is a responsibility each person owes others and government owes to all, a responsibility government ignores at its peril. In Ezekiel 34:4a, God points out the failures of the leadership of Israel to care for the weak: “You don’t strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bind up the injured, bring back the strays, or seek out the lost.” As a result all suffer. Like police and fire protection, health care is best funded through the government’s ability to tax each person equitably and directly fund the provider entities. Countries facing a public health crisis such as HIV/AIDS must have access to generic medicines and to patented medicines. We affirm the right of men and women to have access to comprehensive reproductive health/family planning information and services that will serve as a means to prevent unplanned pregnancies, reduce abortions, and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The right to health care includes care for persons with brain diseases, neurological conditions, or physical disabilities, who must be afforded the same access to health care as all other persons in our communities. It is unjust to construct or perpetuate barriers to physical or mental wholeness or full participation in community.
We believe it is a governmental responsibility to provide all citizens with health care.
We encourage hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics to provide access to primary health care to all people regardless of their health-care coverage or ability to pay for treatment.–
August 9 – The Economic Community, Collective Bargaining
August 16 – Work and Leisure, Consumption
August 23 – Poverty
August 30 – Corporate Responsibility, Finance