Specials for this Sunday, September 22:
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.
Pastor Vern will offer reflections on “Diversity as source: Climate, power, identity (Part 3 in series on diversity)
The earth will not forget our deeds. Let us love our earth.
Snacks and conversation time after the worship service.
Bible reading from the Revised Common Lectionary
Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
saying, "When will the new moon be over
so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
and practice deceit with false balances,
buying the poor for silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals,
and selling the sweepings of the wheat."
The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
Ordinary worship pattern:
Noon worship followed by snacks and conversation
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.
Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at noon:
hymns, blues, silence, reflection, Eucharist
followed by conversation and snacks
Gathering at Mayflower UCC, 3001 S. Acoma St., Englewood, CO 80110
Beloved Community se reúne cada domingo al mediodía:
HIMNOS, BLUES, SILENCIO, REFLEXIÓN, EUCARISTIA
seguido de conversación y bocadillos
Encuentro en Mayflower UCC, 3001 S. Acoma St., Englewood, CO 80110
(Hablamos un poco de español en nuestro servicio y vida juntos. Bienvenidos!)
Weeks to come:
September 29 - noon worship - Intercultural reflections with Becky and Fer
October 6 - Interview with Vietnam Vet and non-violence proponent Mike Milam
October 13 - “Bloom” festival with Mayflower Congregational
October 20 - Hymnsing! Invite your friends who like to sing!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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