2020 Programs and Events:

A Promise to Our Children

Thursday, February 6,  10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly on Thursday, until Feb 29, 2020

A Promise to Our Children is a four-week discussion course to help us examine our own complicity in our nation’s wars, and equip us with a way to help bring an end to war by making a Promise to our children. Participants will study A Field Guide to Peace, a 50-page booklet which presents the four foundations of the Promise: Conscience, Empathy, the Power of the Spoken Word, and Action in the World.

Facilitators: Rev. Charles Busch,founder of Fields of Peace and author of soft as water: 50 Meditations on Peace and Jane Siebert, educator and chairperson of Opening Door at LCCC.

Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 2435 NW Oar Place. For more information call Jane 541- 921-8168.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

“The Challenge of Paul”

Tuesdays, January 21 –  February 4 at 10:00 am  or  7:00 pm in Gathering Place

 The Apostle Paul is one of Christianity’s most impactful, yet most debated and misunderstood figures. We continue our video series by Dr. John Dominic     Crossan from last fall –   The Challenge of Paul. We will be focusing on what Paul understands the life in Christ to mean.

 This third theme deals with baptism, war, slavery, and the patriarchy. We will gather at 10 am, or 7 pm each Tuesday. See Pastor Mike for details.

Monday’s with Mike

Every Monday morning in the Gathering Place there will be time with  Pastor Mike.

Each week, from 10:00 to 11:00, we will have an open discussion of the previous day’s sermon. There will be opportunity for questions, follow-up, and open conversation about whatever was preached the day before. Then, we will turn our collective attention to the scripture text for the coming Sunday, a preview of the sermon Mike is working on. There will also be time for general discussion of your topics of interest.

Too often, we give the task of theological thinking, scriptural reflection, and sermonizing to “paid professionals” when this is really the work of ALL of us in the body of Christ. We hope to see you there!

Community Morning Meditation Hour

Kriya Yoga Class: ancient practices uniting individual with Spirit  … held Every Sunday mornings in our church library from 11am – Noon.  Kriya yoga is for people devoted to personal, spiritual and psychological growth. Join with others in learning and practicing such life style changes as daily meditation and prayer, positive thoughts, good health, study of scripture and Journaling.  All our Welcome!

.

Facilitated by Mary Ann Favin &/or Marci Woodruff who has been practicing Kriya for over 40 years and is a member of the Center of Spiritual Awareness.

Reasonable Gun Reform – YOU can make a difference

A LETTER FROM THE PEOPLE AT SOJOURNERS:

Since December’s tragedy in Newtown, more than 3,200 people have been killed by guns in the United States. [1] This senseless violence needs to end.

Galvanized by the horror of Newtown, people of faith have urged Congress to pass meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence. We have written letters, signed petitions, and held events.
But Congress refuses to act, even as the number of gun deaths continues to rise. To make sure Congress hears our voice, Sojourners is joining with PICO Network (People Improving Community through Organizing) to host an interfaith prayer vigil in Washington, DC, this Thursday, April 11th at 11:30 a.m.

We’ll join hands in prayer on the National Mall surrounded by more than 3,200 wooden crosses and other religious symbols to commemorate those who have died since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. All last week, Sojourners staff and volunteers have been building crosses and preparing for Thursday’s witness.

Here’s how you can get involved with our vigil to end gun violence:

  • Mark your calendar and lift up a prayer with us 11:30 EST on Thursday morning that our elected officials would put aside their differences and pass common sense solutions to reduce gun violence on our streets and in our communities.
  • Contact your member of Congress directly about how we can work together to end gun violence. Every voice matters, so please take a minute to offer yours and encourage others in your network to do the same.
  • Sponsor a cross by making a small gift to Sojourners. Your contribution means you’ll be a part of this powerful witness!

Thanks for all you’re doing to help turn swords into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4).

[1] “How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?”  Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14. [This interactive graphic shows deaths nationally by location, date, and gender and when known, gives their name.]

On God’s Side: For the Common Good

It’s time to ask what it would look like if we could practice the common good in the massive debates that are now dividing our country: economic fairness and social trust; the purpose rather than the size of government; the moral path to fiscal sustainability, ethics for globalization; coming together to holistically prevent gun violence; conflict resolution over endless wars; and countless others.