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Destroying our Rights to Save Them

This article appeared in the April, 2012 issue of Sojourners, a magazine to which I subscribe.  The author, Sister Deanna Ortiz, OSU, founded the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, co-authored The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, and now serves as Pax Christi USA’s internship director. 

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Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm in Featured Content.

Happy Easter!

Please join us for Worship: Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00pm in the Sanctuary; Good Friday, 12:00pm in the Sanctuary, Early Easter Service, 7:30am in the Chapel followed by a Continental Breakfast in the Student Lounge; and Easter Service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary.

 

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 10:53 am in Featured Content.

Holy Week Worship

In the worship services from Palm Sunday through Easter, we will remember and think about some of the events in Jesus’ life during this period we call Holy Week.  We hope you will join us regularly for worship during this very special week in the life of the church of Jesus Christ.

 

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:15 am in Featured Content.

Mission Survey

Do you do some kind of mission or charity work? As member of the Capital Campaign Missions Working Group, our goal is to find mission projects that energize our congregation. Accordingly, we want to get a better handle on the kinds of mission work you're passionate about.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 10:53 am in Featured Content.

Ending the War in Afghanistan

From the Manchester Guardian and Reuters News Agency...

"A US solder has shot dead sixteen Afghan civilians, nine of them children, in a night-time shooting spree in a village outside his base in southern Afghanistan...

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:32 am in Featured Content.

Fasting

​For the past 7 months, I have been participating in a weight management program through the Dean Clinics. It is not really fasting, but it is very low calorie and there was very little normal food involved. My main reason was not religious, but health-related. I have learned several things not specifically health-related through this program; and several of those were highlighted in an article I read in the Christian Reformed Church journal "Perspectives." It is entitled "Why Fast: Ten Contentious Reasons"...

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 11:50 am in Featured Content.

Is Jesus the Messiah of Judaism?

The title of this article, “Is Jesus the Messiah of Judaism?” is also the title of the fourth of the four classes in our Gathering sessions this year. That class will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:20. (The Gathering classes begin/began this week, February 29, and then continue on March 7, March 14, and end on March 21.)  Whether Jesus is the Messiah of Judaism is, in one sense, a question of history. In Jesus’ time, what were the expectations Jewish people had of a Messiah: from their Bible (roughly our Old Testament) and their interpretation of it? Did Jesus fulfill those expectations? Did he, or his followers, re-define them? If so, how? We will deal with those questions in that class.

 

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:58 am in Featured Content.

Places of Grace on the Journey: A Lenten Worship Series

Event Date: 
February 21, 2012 - 10:15am

Sometimes it can be helpful to think of our lives as spiritual pilgrimages or journeys, and to think of the events of our lives as possible sources of learning and growth on our journeys. We have control over some parts of our journey, other parts are completely beyond our control, and still other parts a mixture of what happens to us and what we decide to do or think or feel. For a Christian, Lent can also be a journey. 

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 11:41 am in Featured Content.

The Congregational Meeting

Event Date: 
February 14, 2012 - 10:15am

The meeting opened with a report from our Reach and Renew campaign coordinator Annette Ellstrom, who explained the distribution of pledges to our $2 million capital campaign. Foundation President Fred Wileman followed, and confirmed the Foundation's pledge of $250 thousand to the campaign, and reported the Foundation's willingness to provide up to $400 thousand as a line of credit. 

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm in Featured Content and Reach and Renew.

Lenten Gathering Classes and Ash Wednesday Worship

Event Date: 
February 7, 2012 - 10:15am

Conflicts That Shape and Define Our Beliefs ​is the title of a new four-part Gathering series that will begin February 29 and run through March 21. 

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm in Featured Content.

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