Just as there are differences of opinion in families, Religious traditions also have differences. Christianity is often dominated by one or two loud voices and sometimes it's easy to assume that the loud voices speak for everyone. As a teen I remember being told by a friend that I couldn't possibly be a Christian because I was too kind, loving and accepting. This of course meant the Christians he had heard the most from in his life were not those things and were not like me. When one voice dominates it can be easy to assume they speak for the tradition and what they say is rooted in the sacred texts of the tradition. In order to test some of these commonly held or at least talked about ideas, this Sunday we are beginning our new sermon series titled "Jesus and..." Over the course of the next several weeks we will work our way through a series of beliefs commonly espoused by some Christian groups, including colonialism, capitalism and climate. These are places where the church is often silent or dominated by one voice within the broader Christian Community. This week the topic is guns. An enshrined constitutional right, and yet responsible for an apuling loss of life and serious bodily injury. Together we will dive into biblical texts used to speak to the question of guns as well as some of the modern religious thinking around what it means to worship the Prince of Peace in gun owning Nation.
We hope you will join us: Sunday Rhythm 3pm Work Together 4pm Worship 5pm Eat together grab and go style format All Are Welcome Come as you are, stay as you are able. In Faith, Rev. Amanda