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The 6th Commandment

7-19-15 11a.m.

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Affirmation Sunday Scrapbook

God has blessed us. He has united us. We are one. “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV)

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What will happen with potlucks and other activities that are a part of our respective cultures?

Both churches have developed unique activities and manners that support the values of their people. We are now becoming a new church together. Not everything that worked well in a group of 75-100 people works for a church of 200. As leadership, we will continue to ask the question, “What are the best strategies for fostering the values of worship, …

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Why Diversity Matters

Why is multi-ethnicity/diversity a high priority? We value economic and ethnic diversity for many reasons. Historically we have been divided as a nation along ethnic lines. Racism and classicism have been a blemish on the collective national experience. We have been called to be ministers of reconciliation, overcoming barriers of hostility with the love of Christ. The world should know …

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Why did we choose October 28 as the date for our final affirmation?

We chose October 28 as the date for our final affirmation for the following reasons: Both CCB and HOW complete their fiscal year on December 31st, meaning that new budgets for each church go into effect with the start of the new year. Since we already felt led by the Spirit and largely affirmed by our congregations, we chose January …

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What are elders and deacons?

We use the language of the New Testament to define the titles, roles, and responsibilities of the officers of the church. In the Pastoral Epistles (1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus), the Apostle Paul highlights two specific yet distinct offices within the church: Elder and Deacon. Elders are the overseers (episkopos) of the local community who serve the church through …

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