Leading the Way: Ecology Theology Worship Services at Canton COB

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.

The CCOB has chosen to highlight the Environment Committee as the focus of a yearlong study of and concentration on environmental issues. This is a part of the congregation’s multiyear focus on DIGNITY.

A four-week Ecology Theology Worship Series kicks off on April 8 and runs through
the service on April 29. The topics covered will include the following: April 8—Praise
for the Creation; April 15—Ask the Beasts; April 22—I Think That I Shall Never See
a Poem As Lovely As a Tree; April 29—And Ecojustice For All.

The services will include scriptures, readings, poems, special music, unique children
stories, environmental organizations, original ponder plays, and many other awareness
activities. Earth Day will be celebrated on the third Sunday, April 22. CCOB
congregants will collaborate on the planting of a tree in memory and celebration of
those members who have “moved beyond Earth” in the past 10 years.

All services will begin at the regular worship time of 9:30 a.m. Emphasis will be
placed on Praise for the Creator, Praise for the Creation, and Actions to Support and
Sustain God’s Gifts of Creation.

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.”
—Joyce Kilmer

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