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Campaign Nonviolence and Adam & Eve

Three candlesMy apologies for the delay in this week’s Midweek Message. Some mystery of the Ethernet or modern technology has decided my computer may not get online. So we had to do some fancy adapting to get this out and here it is.

Campaign Nonviolence week continues. You can see above the remaining events. I want to encourage you to attend the culminating picnic and talk with peace activist, Kathy Kelly, Sunday afternoon at First Congregational Church. Kelly has recently returned from Afghanistan. Our participation here will continue with our ongoing consideration of Brian McLaren’s Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis and a Revolution of Hope. We made a good start with last Sunday’s conversation in Adult Spiritual Formation. Please join us for the conversation this Sunday as we consider how the framing story of Jesus the Christ can help both to shape our lives and transform the world. It is a challenging prospect but also a worthwhile one to consider.

Meanwhile, in worship we will return to the ancient stories of Genesis. This week, Adam and Eve get thrown out of the garden. Of course, Adam blames it on Eve and Eve blames it on the snake. But God sees through it all, loving these creatures in spite of themselves. Under the theme “Alive in the Story of Creation: The Drama of Desire,” we will consider how the desire to know more, to be more, to be “as gods,” as the snake puts it, is a recipe for growing up that comes with some very harsh consequences.

Please join us at 10:00 AM for worship and Sunday School and stay for Adult Spiritual Formation. Bring someone to share the day with you.

God grant us more light, more love, more life as we journey together.

Pastor Rick  

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