April services will prove that our Canton Church of the Brethren is a “happening” place to be! Benefiting from the culminating project Carol Davis has created for her Bethany Theological Seminary class, Ecological Theology and Christian Responsibility course, the CCOB congregants will have the opportunity to experience the fruit of her labors.
Taken from the Brethren Newsline March 23, 2018
The Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren has issued a letter calling for Christ-like discourse at this time in the life of the church. The Leadership Team of the denomination includes the general secretary, the Annual Conference officers, a representative of the Council of District Executives, and the director of the Annual Conference office.
Here is the full text of the letter from the Leadership Team:
Speaker: Kevin Kessler
Sermon Title: A Thing of the Past
Date: Sunday March 18th, 2018
Scripture: John 19: 1-16a
The following article is taken from the Church of the Brethren Newsline, March 13, 2018 (Link to the Brethren Newsline webpage here)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren adopted a statement on gun violence at its spring meetings held at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on March 9-12. The statement was initiated by staff of Global Mission and Service, and quotes from the Bible and previous Annual Conference statements in its call to the wider church.
“Our sister churches pray for us as an American church in a time of violence, as we undergo repeated acts of mass shootings, and they express love and concern for us,” said Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of Global Mission and Service, who recently returned from a trip to the emerging Brethren body in Venezuela. He noted the scripture’s call for Christians not to lose their “saltiness.” In Venezuela, that may mean considering how the church may be “salt of the earth” in that country’s economic crisis. Here in the US, he commented, “if we have continued gun violence and we have ready access to guns, and mass shootings, and children are unsafe in schools, don’t we have to ask the question whether the church has lost its saltiness?”
Speaker: Pastor Kevin Kessler
Sermon Title: Truth
Date: Sunday March 11, 2018
Scripture: John 18: 28-40
The Canton Church of the Brethren is please to present a special Easter Cantata service, Praise to the Lamb by Stan Pethel.
This service will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Canton Church of the Brethren.
Come hear the Story of Holy Week in song.
Please, invite your friends, family, and especially young people to attend this service.
This service will feature…
- Carol Davis – Director
- Pam Willison – Accompanist
- The Canton Church of the Brethren Choir
- Special Guests – Tammy Weaver, Sara Mathis, Greg Mathis, and Trygve Meade
- Martha Harr – Narrator
…and will include a Special Children’s Story Moment that even the adults will enjoy!
Let us know if you have any question or need any accomodations. Or you can visit our “First Time?” page for more information.
Sermon Title: I AM NOT
Speaker: Pastor Kevin Kessler
Scripture: John 18: 12-27
Date: Sunday March 4, 2018