I was asked to give this Moment for Mission on gun violence as we continue to reel from the news of the Las Vegas shooting. At least 58 people died. This is also a date when we are moving toward the fifth anniversary of the killing of 20 children and 6 adults at Newtown. But this date is hardly so special. We could mark Orlando, San Bernadino, Charleston, and Aurora and still keep going. As a Scot, on all these occasions my thoughts always go to the 16 children and their teacher killed at Dunblane, Norwegians will surely think of the 69 young people killed on the island of Utoya and the French the 90 people killed at the Bataclan nightclub in Paris.… Continue
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017– A class about Ecojustice: Access to water is determined by both ethics and money, but how do our Christian teachings serve as a guide in times of increasing shortages? Martha Smith will lead the discussion.
Comic Relief – Immigration Bail Fund
What a week we’ve just been through! For that matter, what a month! What a year! Fires, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Mass murder, health care debates. The list seems endless. We are being worn down. Here’s what Shannon Vance-Ocampo, our new Presbytery Exec, wrote:
This week I must say I am emotionally and spiritually exhausted, given the state of things in our country and our world. The levels of violence, mockery, lack of relationship and suffering are overwhelming for so many of us. As a pastor I know it is a daunting task to bring Good News.… Continue
The Peace and Justice Action Group is leading discussions from the PC(USA) Anti-Racism Study Guide.
October 8 Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism with Bryce Weibe
October 15 Envisioning a New Way of Life Together
October 22 PC(USA) and Racial Reconciliation
October 1 Exodus 17: 1-7; Philippians 2: 1-13
October 8 Exodus 20: 1-14; Philippians 3: 4b-14
October 15 Exodus 32: 1-14; Philippians 4: 1-9
October 22 Exodus 33: 12-23; 1Thessalonians 1: 1-10
October 29 Reformation Sunday, Bruce Gordon preaching-scripture readings TBA