From the Pastor’s Desk, June 2018

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.

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Easter Sunday Invitation

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!

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Study of Buddhism, May – June 2017

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:

PART ONE – Study of Buddhism Tuesday evening May 9, 16, & 23 @ 7pm: 3 face to face one hour discussions and video (BBC VIDEO OF THE BUDDHA, 50 minutes, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEe8hI6G0GY).

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Beloved Community

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?

DE Ponderings, January 2017

Taken from the IL/WI District Newsletter, January 2017

Stanley Hauerwas in War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity states: “…the church does not have an alternative to war. The church is the alternative to war. When Christians no longer see the reality of the church as an alternative to the world’s reality, we abandon the world to war.”

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