Prophetic Faith in the Public Arena ~ Tuesday, 14 October 2014 ~ 6:30pm Reception; 7:30pm Program
As part of Central's Progressive Christianity Initiative, Ambassador Young will speak about the intersection of "faith and politics." The evening will begin with a reception (6:30 to 7:30) and attendees will be invited to submit questions for the program that follows (7:30 to 9:00).
The event is free and open to the public (donations accepted to fund future events).
Following the worship services on World Communion Sunday, there will be a pet blessing at 2:00. In truth, we will be honoring the blessings they bring to us. All pets are welcome and a time will be set aside to remember those beloved companions who have died. To keep the sacred circle welcoming and safe for all creatures, regardless of our home practice, all critters need to be leashed or in a carrying container. Please also making sure your dear ones are current on their vaccinations. If it is not possible/safe to bring your pet, pictures are welcome.
The Garden Team will sponsor the luncheon on October 12. The Church Council has named the church property, the Central UCC Nature Preserve. Over the last few years, the forest trails have evolved. More and more native plants are appearing in the forest. Our pollinator habitat next to the entryway to the church blooms from April to November. Ron Smith, the Garden Team Chair, will talk about new projects happening at our entrance on Clairmont and around the church property. Please join the Garden Team for a wonderful luncheon. They are requesting fall vegetables, salads and deserts.
The UCC Coffee Project is a partnership between our UCC Justice and Witness Ministries and Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative founded over 25 years ago and dedicated to fair trade. Equal Exchange works with coffee, tea, cocoa, and sugar farmer-owned coops in 20 plus countries, helping farmers in places like Colombia, Sri Lanka, and the Dominican Republic support their families, plan for the future, and care for the environment.
Through the UCC Coffee Project, local churches and their members make a difference in the lives of farm families,