Salvation is For All

God does not turn away the stranger, the alien, the immigrant. Quite the opposite. God gathers the outcast, the outlier, the outsider into relationship. So, what does this mean for us?

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This Sunday August 20: Salvation is for All

God does not turn away the stranger, the alien, the immigrant. Quite the opposite. God gathers the outcast, the outlier, the outsider into relationship. So, what does this mean for us?

*Join us this Sunday as we hear from Pastor Kevin with special music from Pam Willison.  Let us know of any questions you might have in the comment box on our “First Time?” page. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Many Brethren across the country gather, pray, speak about Charlottesville

Taken from Church of the Brethren Newsline August 17, 2017

Many Brethren across the country have been involved in prayer gatherings, prayer walks, vigils, and other gatherings responding to the events in Charlottesville, Va., while others have helped issue a variety of statements. Here is a sampling:

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Dignity Passion Groups Update, July

The following post is taken from the Canton Chronicle, Vol 2017 #5. 

DignityFostering wholeness, balance, and peace through respect of God’s creation. 

Ministry & Education

Connie and Ed have completed their study group discussions of what it is to be Brethren.
Attendees of Connie’s class were able to examine handouts, videos, excerpts from the Bible, and shared experiences in their discussions of Brethren theology. A chapter-by-chapter reading and examination of the Book of James in the New Testament during Ed’s
classes reminded us of the roots of our beliefs. Everyone agreed that the two classes provided food for thought, even when we came from different directions about our personal beliefs.

Carol’s study of Buddhism provided us with a look at how we share many tenets of Buddhism. The study meetings of background information and the book club discussions of Siddhartha culminated in an inspiring trip to a Chicago trip to a Buddhist temple.

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Continuing a Rich Tradition of Music

The following post was taken from the Canton Chronicle, Vol 2017 #5. 

Canned music is great in the car, a local restaurant, or an elevator in a tall building, but it can’t hold a candle to the richness of the human factor in a service of worship. We have enjoyed the wonderful tradition of musical talent among us—organists, pianists, guitarists, vocalists, and more. Much of this talent is shared with us on a volunteer basis by those from within or significantly connected to our congregation.

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From the Pastor´s Desk, July 2017

On Wednesday, July 26, we will begin a study on Judaism. I have been fascinated with all I’ve learned in preparing to lead this study. What I found most interesting, though, is how the Jewish tradition approaches scripture. The Jewish emphasis is not about searching the scriptures to find ancient answers that speak to life matters for all time. Rather, the focus is more on asking questions about the text in understanding its relevancy for a particular time, or more to the point, for the present time, and to learn how the Divine becomes evident through the text.

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