This Thanksgiving, we are encouraged and reminded to be grateful, but what does God-like gratitude look like? Jesus brought us a new humanity that transcends ethnic and social boundaries, but do we as Christians have vision for those displaced and oppressed? As we conclude our study on the spiritual practice of sharing a meal, it is wise to consider if we are setting a place at the table for everyone.
The following post was taken from the CCOB Newsletter, Volume 2018, Issue #6.
We must loathe lukewarm people. This message is found throughout scripture. Those who are violent are better off, even if initially they do evil. We cannot expect anything from souls who are slumbering; from those who do good – or think they do good – by abstaining from evil. A heart that is on fire, even if it bewilders us at times, is equipped to serve. God freely chooses his saints from among the great sinners, but never from among those who are lukewarm – from those who do not risk anything.
The invitation is given to join us Easter Sunday, Apr. 16, for the following:
–7:30am Easter Sunrise Service (A Garden Experience, a service of readings, scripture, and singing)
–Breakfast, immediately following the Sunrise Service
–9:30am Easter Worship (Sermon: Beyond Experience)
The Canton Church of the Brethren is a community of faith that values DIGNITY, putting it into practice by fostering wholeness, balance, and peace through respect of God’s creation.
All are welcome!
The Canton Church of the Brethren is pleased to announce an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about Buddhism. This project will happen from May-June 2017 and is being led by Carol Davis and Colin Davis. It will consist of 3 parts:
Guest speaker Joe Brewer speaks on the “Beloved Community”.
God’s dream is for all people to be seen and treated with dignity. His greatest instrument to realize this dream is His Church. This dream harmonizes with Dr. Martin Luther King’s idea of The Beloved Community, the idea that our society must be based on justice, peace, equality, and love. Are we prepared to work with other churches, organizations, and faiths to share this dream of the beloved community?