Dear CCOV Family,
It is great to be back in regular sanctuary worship again! Join us Sundays at 10 AM as I continue preaching through select passages from the Book of Job. This Sunday you will hear all about how NOT to be with someone who is suffering as we explore the different types and understandings of suffering in our own Bible. Hint, there is no “one size fits all” for biblical suffering explanations. You may want to read through the first six chapters of Job, but pay particular attention to Job 2:11-13.
While it is not appropriate to impose our own theology upon people regarding the reason they suffer, it is appropriate to rend aide when we can. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, please see the link in our newsletter to donate. Also, October 7 is the UCC’s annual Neighbors in Need Sunday, and you will now find envelopes in the pews and on the narthex table. This special offering supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the US. Love of neighbor is a central theme of our denomination and one we read about throughout scripture. See the poster hanging in Hayden Hall for more information. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!