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DECEMBER 3 | INTRODUCTION OF A NEW VETERAN MINISTRY

Currently, 310,000 veterans live in the state of Oregon.
Did you know that nearly 10% of the Oregon homeless are veterans?

On Sunday, December 3, at 11:30 am in the McGinnis Chapel you will have the opportunity to discover how you can help our local veterans and their families through a new ministry at Christ Church. We want to thank five veterans from our parish: Warner Allen, Brad Elsea, Mitch Schmitke, Jack Eft and Lee Centron who have agreed to act as the Christ Church Veterans. Ministry Steering Committee. Please join us in supporting veterans and their families.
Contact Rev. Jeremy at rector@ccparish.org for more information.

 

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PRAYER

Engage Gospel Justice

On September 10 we invite all those who find prayer as a way to engage gospel justice to sit in solidarity and silence from 2-5 pm in the chapel.

Many of you are aware that at that same time across town others will gather with different intentions and interpretations of what we try to practice in our Baptismal Covenant.

Come for an hour or 3. You might wish to stay for Celtic Eucharist to end our protest with prayers for peace and justice.

Prayer is our conscious relationship with God and draws us closer to that for which we were created—namely, community.

We pray, then, at our deepest level, because we are drawn by the bonds of love. We pray because we love, being in tune with God’s intention.

Prayer As Protest

Our consolidated prayer as protest has a long beautiful history on this continent. Boston declared a day of fasting and prayer in September 1768 as a protest against a British plan to station troops in the city. A “pray-in” is now a recognized tactic of nonviolent protest combining the practices of prayer and a sit-in.

Later in the last century the practice of prayer as nonviolent protest was practiced faithfully by Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and many others.

Let us come together in a time honored practice here or wherever you find yourself on Sunday, September 10 from 2 pm-5 pm.