Weekly Bible Reading Plan, 6/12 – 6/18

Link to a pdf of the CCOBWeeklyReadingPlan (5) for Monday 6/12/17 – Sunday 6/18/17.

*To guide us through the Scriptures and encourage reading the Word in fellowship, the CCOB uses liturgical readings based on the Christian calendar.  This week we reflect on the 7th Sunday of Easter and prepare for the new season of Pentecost (the birthday of the Church).

Use this reading plan as you meditate on these Scriptures in order to help prepare for our time together Sunday.  You can also sign up on DailyLectio.net which will send these Scriptures right to your inbox.

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Paradox of the Cross

As we face troubled times, our present crisis provides an opportunity to revisit our identity. Who are we and what is this thing we call church? Paul’s response to this question can be characterized as The paradox of the cross; a different way to live, one that turns society on its head.  Are we passionate about building a present-day kingdom that both Paul and Jesus envisioned? Or we as a church conscious of the biggest problems facing the world? And what do we do with this tension when those in power do not work to build a peaceful and just kingdom?    

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This Sunday June 11: “The Paradox of the Cross”

As we face troubled times, our present crisis provides an opportunity to revisit our identity. Who are we and what is this thing we call church? Paul’s response to this question can be characterized as The paradox of the cross; a different way to live, one that turns society on its head.  Are we passionate about building a present-day kingdom that both Paul and Jesus envisioned? Or we as a church conscious of the biggest problems facing the world? And what do we do with this tension when those in power do not work to build a peaceful and just kingdom?    

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CCOB to Participate in Community Forum on IL State Budget Impasse

The CCOB is one of several community organizations that will be participating in an upcoming community forum to discuss how the IL budget impasse impacts Fulton County. The following is a press release about the event which will be moderated by our very own Pastor Kevin Kessler:

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