The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Moderator Rt Rev Gordon Cowans has urged the churches to heed the call to justice, mercy and humility (Micah 6:8). In his New Year Message, the UCJCI Moderator wrote about creating a new normal where our neighbours’ welfare is equally important as our own. This could take the form of increased safety for children, as well as enhancing food security by planting food in their churches’ yards. Also, choosing community and national leadership based on their commitment to righteousness and justice.

Rt Rev Cowans also encouraged churches to face 2021 with resilience, knowing that the pandemic experience can be turned for good (Romans 8:28). “Even in these unprecedented tribulations, the great God we serve is aiding us to find purpose in the pain, purpose that will lead His people to even deeper commitment to follow His will,” he said.