President’s Message Urges Giving

President’s Message Urges Giving 8/16/2017 A video statement released today on www.CofChrist.org and as a DVD explains the urgent need for giving, specifically to Worldwide Mission Tithes. President Steve Veazey reminds Community of Christ members that “sharing for the common good is the spirit of Zion.” He emphasizes that $14.9 million in tithing is needed by the end of 2017 to meet the Worldwide Mission budget. Without that amount, ministries and staff could be cut. Veazey points to eTithing, which enables recurring electronic payments. “I invite you to experience the joy the spiritual practice of generosity,” he says. His video message is accompanied by others, including messages from individuals who have benefited… Read More

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Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia 8/14/2017 Community of Christ condemns racist and religious hate groups throughout the world, including white-supremacy and anti-Semitic movements in the USA.  We join with those who stand against attempts to diminish the inherent worth of any person, faith tradition, or ethnicity. The church is committed to pursuing Christ’s vision of compassion, non-violence, equality, and peace for all people. THE FIRST PRESIDENCY http://www.cofchrist.org/announcements

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eNews by Community of Christ

Let me tell you a story… President Steve Veazey is a wonderful storyteller. He’s agreed to share some of his favorite stories with the church via this new short video series. Watch the first episode as he tells the story of his baptism and reflects on the comforting, loving spirit he felt on that special day. You can learn more about the sacrament of baptism on the church’s website. What is your baptism story? Share it with us.  Daily Bread Each day, thousands of people are inspired, comforted, and sometimes challenged by Community of Christ’s devotion called Daily Bread. You can have real-life stories from church members around the world delivered to you… Read More

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“Find Rest for Your Souls”

The congregation discussed different types of spiritual disciplines.  In addition to those that are normally thought of, such as prayer, fasting, scripture study, some mentioned were meditation, singing, practicing gratitude, typing up a daily devotion and listening to music/the radio.  It was decided that spiritual disciplines are anything that we do to connect with God and/or deepen/strengthen that connection. Cindy shared prayer beads that she and Jami made at a spiritual retreat last fall at the Temple.  She talked about using the beads as a spiritual discipline and members of the congregation were able to assemble their own set to take home and use. Do you have a favorite spiritual… Read More

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Rebecca’s Service Dog – A Companion on the Journey

By James Stytle (http://sdwr.donordrive.com/campaign/rebecca_stytle) My granddaughter, Rebecca, is a happy little girl who loves to play outside and snuggle under a blanket on the couch.  She just turned four-years old in December.  She is friendly and does not know the difference between a friend and a stranger. Rebecca was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder shortly after her second birthday.  She is nonverbal.  While she can hear fine, she usually does not respond to spoken language.  She is intelligent, but not able to learn in a traditional manner.  For the past year, she has spent over forty-hours a week in therapy.  She is always looking for the opportunity to run and… Read More

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