Join us Wednesday (10/7) for Church Night In between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On the menu: Baked Citrus Fish, Roasted Potatoes with Peppers, Cinnamon Baby Carrots, Spinach Salad Bar, and Oatmeal Cookies. Dinner is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. We’ll see you here!
On October 17, we will be sponsoring The Guy with the Knife as part of the MiFo (Miami and Fort Lauderdale) Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. You can learn more about the film at http://mifofilm.com/films/view/217.
Join us online for World Communion Sunday this morning at 11:00 a.m. by going to http://gablesucc.org/live. Please be with us as we join with Christians around the world in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper.
Join us tonight (9/30) for Church Night In between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On tonight's menu, we have beef and peppers stir fry, fried rice, salad bar, and chocolate chip cookies. $6 for adults and $4 for kids. We'll see you here!
Does the Divine actually talk to us ... maybe, even, using Democratic discourse or Republican rhetoric? Why is the vocabulary of some theologies peaceful and gracious, while others tend to be threatening and damning? What place do our holy books have in editorializing the language and logos of who and what we worship? Is there gender within (and without) spiritual speech? Whether focused on the hereafter or more concerned, instead, with today and tomorrow, the entrenched forces of organized religion undeniably are being challenged by a dynamic new testament. Voices previously unheard now relay their messages instantly across time and space, reaching and rallying an audience that's both receptive and responsive. Perhaps God is still speaking and trying to tell us something. What might that be? That the good news shared through social media echoes the progressive message of Jesus about grace, love, peace, compassion, inclusion, and social justice for all. A new dispensation, perhaps? It's the Gospel According to Facebook!
To each of us who believe in God, God’s names, Jehovah, Messiah and Jesus, are all so kind and we are full of reverence for them. Jehovah had said, “...this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial to all generations.” (Exo 3:15) The Bible also records, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Act 4:12) Who can unlock the mystery of God’s name?
“Some say that God’s name does not change. Then why did the name of Jehovah change to Jesus? It had been said that Messiah would come, so why did one named Jesus come instead? How could God’s name change? Aren’t these the works God did long ago? Do you really think God could not carry out a new work today?” from The Word Appears in the Flesh
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Good morning! After a great weekend of barbecue, fellowship & fun, it's time for God's people to gather for worship on this World Communion Sunday. Wear your favorite global garb. Today we receive the United Church of Christ's Neighbors in Need mission offering. The sermon is titled, "Rephrase the Question." Classes for all ages at 9:15am. Congregational meeting after the 10:30am service. All are welcome.
Bill McDermott (member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly hills and Chief Development Officer of the Los Angeles LGBT Center):
"Leaving Roman Catholic Priesthood was one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I left because I wanted to lead an proud active gay life. Even back then I could see the witch hunts starting. Mentors of mine were fired from the seminary and active and celibate gay priests fled to the back of the closets. Francis says inspiring things springing from Christ-like values of acceptance and non judgement. I love that he walks among the poor and "sinners." But he has not changed one objective moral teaching of the Church. "Let conscience be your guide, I do not judge." That's sweet but tell that to our youth who hunger for acceptance in a hostile bullying world. Tell that to people desperate for a rudder in a life who still need authority to acknowledge that WHAT THEY DO not WHO THEY ARE is accepted and embraced. Loving the sinner not the sin is hollow. Far as I'm concerned Francis has thrown us crumbs of "feel good" comments. But I expect no substantive change from him. And young and old in the LGBT world who still look to authority for validation will still be left feeling hollow. I truly believe people who condemn by their actions or their inaction have blood on their hands. That would be Francis and his PR machine. Our LGBT youth kill themselves, get shamelessly bullied and end up acting out in ways that numb the pain. So Kim Davis or not. He's really only "changed the tone" of conversation while nothing changes. I'm sorry I won't settle for scraps from the table. And shame on those who settle for this. LGBT people still number among the sinners that we admire him for handing a wilted olive branch to while he fires us from ministry and denies us positions in the Vatican and the church. I'm feeling very affirmed in my decision to leave all that behind me. But I still pray for the day Francis and the church makes me feel like a whole person...thankfully I've moved on from needing that affirmation. In the mean time I'll keep dedicating my life to LGBT people who suffer discrimination from much of organized religion."
"Our marriage benefits the world in the same ways a straight marriage does: Together, we are more resilient, we are stronger, we have more to give. And I promise you, if you knew us, you'd understand how solid our love is, how worthy of honor and recognition."