In the 1920’s, Clarence Larkin set out to map the various eras of humanity — “ages” and “dispensations” — and our role in making them happen. It may just be one of the most influential ideas you’ve never heard of from the last century.
Each year, we make time in our church calendar to bless the pets, in the tradition of Francis of Assisi, protector of the environment and patron saint of animals. This year, the ceremony and service will be led by Director of Religious Education Halcyon Domanski and youth August Zelch who is a caregiver to dozens of pets that include many reptiles and amphibians.
Please bring your pet to church in such a way as to keep them and others safe. Please use leashes, harnesses and crates as necessary, and make sure they “do their business” before they come in.
Love and Hope — two of the most uplifting of human experiences — aren’t exactly the same thing, but they certainly need one another to survive. The thing that unites them must be positive. But maybe that thing isn’t all warm sunshine and sweet kisses.
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 pm“Belonging,” Rev. Denis Letourneau Paul
Belonging is one of those words that elicits immediate and profound responses in most people. Either it leaves you feel warm and cared for, as if wrapped in a cozy blanket; or it makes you want to escape as fast as you can. Together, we’ll spend a little time unpacking this intriguing word.
On the First Wednesday Night of each month we share a delicious healthy meal at 6:00 pm, an hour before worship begins. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $12 per family of 3 or more. Nobody is ever turned away for lack of funds.
Sometimes communities have obvious members and clearly defined boundaries. Sometimes they aren’t obvious at all to their own members, even though every “outsider” recognizes the characteristics that hold them together. Sometimes the similarities run much deeper than you’d think.
The first Sunday of each month is food month. Please bring non-perishable food items and/or toiletries to be shared with Kirtland’s food pantry at Old South United Church of Christ.
The Service will also be immediately followed by a short special meeting of the church’s members, so please plan on staying.