We unequivocally deplore and mourn the senselessness that leads people to believe that violence will bring peace and justice, much less honor or blessing. Whether carried out by non- or quasi-state actors in the name of an ideology or religion, or by states in the name of national security, we have seen repeatedly that the largest numbers of victims are innocent of any crime, and undeserving of any such fate. We are not blind to the real threats that exist in our world. We have seen attacks and assaults perpetrated by individuals and groups, states and coalitions take the lives of many, and destroy the hopes and dreams, aspirations and futures of many more. We, too, desire safety and to be free of fear.
Head Start—Holiday Boxes for Detroit Students
Our shoppers have been busy this year collecting items at deep discounts
Shoppers have purchased all the clothing for 107 gift boxes! ITEMS STILL NEEDED:
- · 50 toys
- · 100 hats (can you knit or crochet?)
- · 50 mittens or gloves,
- · undershirts & socks for 50 boys - size 6
- · And, of course, financial donations to reimburse shoppers the cost of purchases.
See Diana Payton for information.
Beginning on October 14th the Wednesday study group led by Pastor Bob will be exploring that question using Bernhard Anderson’s classic study The Unfolding Drama of the Bible.
Dr. David P. Gushee is our 2015 Perry Gresham Lecturer, coming to be with us on October 2-4. One of the foremost Christian ethicists of our day, Dr. Gushee will be addressing the question of the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the church. Friday, October 2nd is designed for clergy and church leaders, at which time Dr. Gushee will share strategies and best practices for leading a congregation toward full inclusion. The cost is $50 and includes continuing education credits. On Saturday Dr. Gushee will offer a presentation for the broader community, sharing with participants the story of his journey toward a change of heart and mind on full inclusion. The cost is $15. Both days include lunch.