December 31, 2018
Rev. Loren McGrail, appointed by the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ to serve a four-year term with the YWCA of Palestine, will preach this Sunday. She will also share her experiences and commitment to world-wide social justice/political issues.
McGrail’s work in Palestine includes identifying international partners, trust funds and other relevant sources of funding and support, expanding church relations, especially with churches in the U.S. and with young people. Assisting with worship leading and other pastoral duties, McGrail serves as an ecumenical partner with St. Andrews Scottish Church in Jerusalem.
On her blog, Loren describes her journey, “I am a Christian minister sojourning in Israel and Palestine. I write about what I see, what I am wrestling with in my heart and soul hence my posts are both theological and political. I identify with the story of Ruth and Naomi for I am a woman who has chosen to give up her home and travel to another land where I will be an outsider. I chose to live and work with the women of Palestine and Israel.”
She is founder and leader of Protest Chaplains of Chicago, a multi-faith group that offers area peace and justice groups a critical and protective presence. Read her blog with sermons and prayers at revlorenmcgrail.blogspot.com.
McGrail is a member of Wellington Ave UCC, Chicago, IL. She was ordained by the Hampshire Association of Massachusetts in 2007, and has standing with the Minnesota Conference.