"Life can get busy!"—We've heard it a million times and yet we know just how true it can be. That's why we take the time every month to sit down, "break bread", and talk with one another at a Disciples Women Ministries-sponsored meal. This month, we will have a pitch-in; so, bring a dish to share after service this Sunday. Rev. Tonja will also check-in with the congregation about important events and happenings at NCC and our community!
All Faiths and Spiritualities are invited to a Spring Labyrinth Walk in the Lower Level of North Christian Church, any time between 9:30 and 11:30am on Saturday, March 23!
Labyrinths are being used today as a non-denominational, cross-cultural tool of celebration and well-being and a way to find balance in our lives. It's an opportunity for anyone to REMEMBER one's blessings, RELEASE distractions, to RECEIVE guidance and new insight, and RESOLVE to take something positive back into the world. Come and be nourished!
Gather this Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm, as we share together in worship with our ecumenical friends, mark the beginning of the Lenten season, receive the ashes that remind us of our origination and our destination, and enter into quiet reflection and renewal of our personal spiritual journeys with our friends from First Presbyterian Church Columbus Indiana.
Rev. Dr. Felipe Martinez will be our preacher for the evening. A joint choir will sing, and we will receive – as one community – communion and ashes.
Yesterday was a momentous day for North Christian Church and our faith partners! Representatives of Sha'arei Shalom - Reform Jewish Congregation of Columbus, Indiana, Islamic Society of Columbus Indiana (ISCI), HSSI Columbus, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana, and North Christian Church signed incorporation papers to create a new entity for interfaith work. Rev. Nic Cable will serve as Executive Director as this next chapter of the journey unfolds. We are excited and proud to be a part of the interfaith work happening in Columbus and look forward to the ways we will work together, live together, and serve the community together. Stay tuned!
In the story of Joseph (Genesis 45:3-11, 15), Joseph forgives his brothers for the heinous ways they have treated him. Over the years, Christians have weaponized this story to keep victims of abuse silent about their experiences. How can we justify Joseph’s forgiveness of his brothers and simultaneously encourage our loved ones to be honest about their stories of pain? The perspective and interpretation of the victim make all the difference in the world.
Based on Luke 6:27-38 and Genesis 45:3-11, 15.