Dignity Passion Update, January 2018

Ministry & Education

If you would like to check up on what this Dignity Passion Group has been doing, you will need to check out the previous blogpost on our church website; Their trip to the Anshai Emeth Jewish Center in Peoria. The visit was the culmination of the 3-part study on Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism. We want to thank this Passion Group for offering such a rich, educational opportunity to broaden our horizons.

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Dignity Passion Groups Update, July

The following post is taken from the Canton Chronicle, Vol 2017 #5. 

DignityFostering 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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Dignity Passion Groups Update, June

The following post is taken from the Canton Chronicle, Vol 2017 #4. 

Dignity: Fostering wholeness, balance, and peace through respect of God’s creation. 

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CCOB Offers Study for Understanding the Practice of Buddhism

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 culminates with a Day Trip visit to the Midwest Buddhist Center in Chicago on June 23. A schedule of this experience is included below.

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Dignity Meetings Kickoff

After the Congregational Forum meeting on November 13, we transitioned to a large-group kick-off meeting, where Carol Davis shared a recap of the purpose of our Dignity Quest and encouragement and positive thoughts about the journey we have chosen to take in our congregational quest for DIGNITY.

Following that, we broke into small groups that focused on each of the 5 Passion areas: Relationships; Ministry & Education; Environment; History & Tradition; Community.

Following the half-hour meetings, all groups combined to enjoy Spaghetti Fellowship! A big THANKS is in order for Jackie Davis for organizing the meal.

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