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Christian Peacemaking and Nonviolence – During July, you are invited to join the Sunday school teaching team, Sarah Ullom-Minnich, Francis and Jean Hendricks, and Steve Crain, for this timely discussion of Jesus’ teachings on loving our enemies. Examples of questions that will be considered include: “What about the Protection of Third-Party Innocents?”; “What about Hitler?”; and “What about War and Violence in the Old Testament?” Different topics will be explored with the assistance of one or more team members. Discussions will be informed by the book A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence, edited by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer (Cascade Books, 2012). Come and add your voice!
The Projects Unlimited Live Auction, to be held during District Conference, is approaching fast. The event will be held at 8:45 p.m., on Saturday, August 1, in the Church Social Room. As you create things for the auction, please contact Wylene Lengel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know which items you are donating to the silent auction or to the live auction. If available, she would appreciate receiving a picture(s). Ideas are: Crafts, baked goods, artwork, woodwork, and produce. Prior to the auction, the items will be publicized on a website. Items may be brought to the Church Social Room on Friday, July 31, beginning at 9 a.m. The earlier they are processed, the more time shoppers will have to peruse the merchandise.
Western Plains District Conference – August 2, 2015
Service Sunday – August 9, 2015
(two hours of fellowship, singing and service)
Celebration Sunday – August 16, 2015