The following post is taken from the Canton Chronicle, Vol 2017 #5.
Dignity: Fostering 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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The following message about the COB Blessing Box was read during the Mission Moment portion of service on July 9, 2017. The Blessing Box is being used regularly and in need of resupplying. Anyone able to donate, especially toiletries and diapers, please bring items to the Canton Church of the Brethren located at 269 E Chestnut Street Canton, IL 61520. Items will be stored in the old quilting room located in the back of the Sanctuary.
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The following is Pastor Kevin’s dedication text.
It was a magazine article about a blessing box that set this project in motion. The article was shared with the Community Passion Group, the article sparked interest, interest developed into conversation, conversation developed into action, and we gather here today with the result of that action standing in front of us — a blessing box.
Continue reading “CCOB Dedicates Blessing Box, May 7, 2017”
Anyone in need of staple food or household items is welcome to stop by our new Blessing Box and take what you need. Or, you are welcome to add items to the box, as well.
The Blessing Box is located on the east side of the church facing Third Avenue directly under the large stained-glass window.
Items in the box are available for anyone in need or going through a difficult time. All items are free. We simply ask that you take only what you need so that others may find what they need as well.
Stop by to view the items in the box. If you know anyone who would benefit from any of the items, share this information with them.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information, please call the church office at 309-647-4828.