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Open Forum meets Sundays, 9:15am-10:15am in the Campus Center Library..
Thanks to Stephen Gerrish, Andy Tadlock and Andy's truck "Bandit" for picking up and delivering the Campus Center big screen TV to Tempe Household Waste.Condolences
Wednesdays 5pm-5:30pm Campus Center
"The Jesus Storybook for Young Adults"
Unconventional Stories of Grace
Saturday, September 24th at 5:30pm, Grace, Grub and Grog (a fellowship for group for young adults and grad students) will be a game night at Maddie Shaner's house, (ask for directions using our Contact Page). Bring any board or card games you enjoy and a beverage or snack! Dinner will be provided. Everybody is welcome--bring your friends and family, too. For more info, RSVP to the Facebook event or contact Maddie Shaner using our Contact Page.
The weekend of Saturday, October 8th, ULC young adults are planning a camping trip to Payson! We'll leave Saturday morning, go for a hike, spend one night at Houston Mesa campground and come back Sunday early afternoon. If you have camping equipment, suggestions for hiking or want to be part of planning the trip, please talk to Maddie, call the Church off or use our Contact Page.Blood Drive
Right here at our own location a Blood Mobile will be present for a blood drive three times during the academic year. We are planning on inviting the Friends (Quakers) next door to be a part. We will need to sign up ahead of time to insure enough donors.
All dates are Sundays after worship.Women's Bible Study
Dear Prayer Partners:
Many of us became aware this weekend of the disheartening and tragic news of the personal threats made against the President of ELCA Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, William Jones and his family. President Jones and his wife are parents of adopted bi-racial children. The threats appear to be the work of a group of white supremacists and are in response to both Jones’ family make-up and his push to encourage the campus demographics to be more diverse. As leaders I invite you to pray this Sunday for the protection of the Jones family and all who are targets of words and actions of racially-motivated hatred.
I encourage you to read the cited article that contains President Jones’ letter in response. This incident and too many more in our recent past continue to expose the nature of sin working to divide, demonize, and even destroy human community on the basis of race. At the recent ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans the voting members passed overwhelmingly the implementation of biennial anti-racism training for all rostered leaders in the ELCA.
There is a belief in our Church, the ELCA, that we who are spiritual leaders have a religious and moral obligation to be voices of reason, of peace-making, and of reconciliation, and that our congregations can be the safe spaces where difficult conversations and confessions may be heard for the sake of implementing changing attitudes for the sake of the common good.
Your Partner in Prayer,
Our Open Forums are bring many interesting topics for discussion. One such issue is the rights of certain animals. As God calls us to be stewards of the earth and the animals that roam this work, the legal rights of certain animals come into question.
Whether you agree or disagree, its a wonderful topic to explor further and see how you might feel regarding the rights of animals.
We thank Sarah Stone for a wonderful presentation. Sharon works for the Nonhuman Rights Project.
One resources she mentioned was that HBO is coming out with a full length feature documentary this coming fall or early next year. You can go view the trailer for this film at http://www.unlockingthecagethefilm.com/Signs of Your Gracious Love
For the next several months we will put an emphasis on stewardship; the use of all our gifts in service of God and one another through our time, our vocations, and our money. The theme is "Signs of Your Gracious Love". The theme comes from an old offertory prayer in a liturgy formerly used by Lutherans. Stewardship is responding to all that God has given us. Stewardship is a recognition that all we have is a gift from God. Stewardship reminds us that we, through our use and sharing of God's gifts ourselves become a sign of God's gracious love.
We will have monthly Temple Talks prior to announcements by various members and students regarding their personal motivation for sharing their gifts in our faith community.
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