Children’s Sabbath: Lifting up the Next Generation
Our focus on justice for children continues this month as we observe the Children’s Sabbath. On October 17 we will celebrate through worship, prayer, and action, increasing our awareness of the need to nurture and protect children and to seek justice on their behalf.
Plan to observe Children’s Sabbath with the worship service posted online. Find more resources, tips, and ideas in the Children’s Sabbath Manual published by the Children’s Defense Fund. For more information or to download the manual, see www.ChildrensDefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/2010-childrens-sabbaths-manual.html.
Peace Colloquy Webcast
Join us October 29 at 7:30 p.m. CDT at www.CofChrist.org for a live webcast as Greg Mortenson receives Community of Christ’s International Peace Award. Mortenson is co-founder of the Central Asia Institute and author of two best-selling books, Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools.
Since 1993, Mortensen has worked for community-based education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He helped found 131 schools that have educated more than 58,000 children, 48,000 of them girls.
In early November, look for audio and video archives from the 2010 Peace Colloquy at www.CofChrist.org/peacecolloquy.
Nominate a peacemaker for 2011 consideration by November 1, 2010, using the form at www.CofChrist.org/PeaceAward/nominate.asp.
New Text Needed for Beloved Tune
Do you have a way with words? The Hymnal Project needs you!
Elisha Hoffman’s “Send Me Forth, O Blessed Master” (Hymns of the Saints 424) evokes a rousing call to commitment and service and is fun to sing! We are looking for a fresh English-language text for Hoffman’s tune—a text that focuses on a strong sense of commission.
Check the website for guidelines and send text by November 10.
Your Generosity has Worldwide Impact
Check here to see the impact of your giving. You’ll find monthly updates of World Ministries Mission Tithes and see how we share with others by living our mission through our generosity.
Secure Online Giving
It’s available any time through the church’s website. While some giving methods may be new, the principle of giving is timeless. A disciple shares generously so others may experience God’s generosity.