Specials for this Sunday, November 10:
Pastoral statement: How shall we live and respond as our beloved globe warms? The path of destruction is to Ignore, Deny, and then use privilege to run to enclaves. Rather, let us consider that we are all in this together and that we can make something wonderful Together, come what may.
Our gathering tomorrow:
Worship this Sunday - November 10
Home of Cathryn and Douglas - 9540 W. 77th Pl., Arvada 80005
Bring an instrument if you play.
Vern will begin a three-part reflection on the gospel of Luke, politics, global warming, the demons of resistance, and the mysterious power of love.
Lectionary reading from the Revised Common Lectionary
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her."
Jesus said to them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive."
Weeks to come
Sunday gathering locations for the coming weeks
All listed gatherings are at 11:00 a.m. unless noted.
November 10 - home of Cathryn and Douglas - 9540 W. 77th Pl., Arvada 80005
November 17 - home of Cathryn and Douglas
November 24 - home of Cathryn and Douglas
December 1 - home of Gayla Stowe
Thursday Circle will be on break for the next several weeks to accommodate travel schedules. We plan to resume in the first week of November.
A gathering time of song, prayers, reflections, Eucharist
Beloved Community Invitation
Are you interested in helping to shape and build a new intercultural community from the ground up. We are a church of Mexican and anglo leaders, with really great music, sophisticated peace theology, and a joyful approach to all of life, even in the midst of hard times (because there is always love). We’re very small; that can feel strange to folks who might be new to this. But consider participating in this fresh intercultural exploration of faith, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Vision, Mission, Values
(adopted by Beloved Community in January as a result of our process with Rebeca and Fernando)
Beloved Community Vision, Mission, and Values
To be a loving, intentional, intercultural community committed to lives of justice,
peace and reconciliation as we live together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ
To sing, pray, and work for intercultural peace, justice, and reconciliation
while building friendships and growing in love for Christ and for one another.
Love each other through our differences, acceptance, strong sense of
community, authenticity, genuine relationships, peace, justice, reconciliation.
Weeks to come:
October 6 - Interview with Vietnam Vet and non-violence proponent Mike Milam
October 13 - Worship at Gayla Stowe’s
October 20 - Church planters and ministers Duncan Smith and Charlene Epp will be with us to share about their experiences with church planting. This will be a deeply encouraging time to consider together the goodness of what we are about.
October 27 - noon worship - Intercultural reflections with Becky and Fer
Somos una comunidad de fe intencional e inclusiva, reunida de todos los pueblos,
todos los colores, sexualidades y experiencias, mientras caminamos en el amor de Cristo.
We are an intentional and inclusive faith community gathered of all peoples,
all colors, sexualities, and experiences as we walk in the love of Christ.
Beloved Community Mennonite Church is a congregation affiliated with the Mountain States Mennonite Conference, a part of Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite World Conference.
May these gifts of joyful sharing and generosity create a community full of love and actions for Christ's peace here and in all the earth.
Upcoming Events & Actions
~Thursday Circle - You are warmly invited to the this weekly expression of "Circle of Trust" practice, on the south side of the metro area, 7:00 p.m. Email pastor Vern for more information - email@example.com
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