Friday, August 21, 2009

Sept 4 Clarification Mtg: The Death Penalty - An Eye for an Eye?

Please attend Clarification Meetings at Cherith Brook on the first Friday of each month, from 7 to 8:30pm, at our storefront next door to the house. Enjoy coffee, conversation, fellowship and deep thinking; a chance to get clear on important issues.

For our September 4th gathering, we have chosen the topic of the Death Penalty. Our guest speaker, Darryl Burton, will lead a discussion on this issue. In September 2008, Darryl was released from 24 years of captivity after a judge ruled that his 1984 murder trial was constitutionally flawed. He hopes his case will convince the public that this country is jailing innocent people. Please come and hear Darryl's compelling story.

We encourage you to come prepared with references, your questions, and personal stories on any of the topics of discussion during our Clarification Meetings. We hope to deepen our understanding of each issue, based on Biblical teachings as well as facts presented by those in attendance at each gathering.

"We must find an alternative to violence. The eye-for-an-eye philosophy leaves everyone blind."--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dates & Topics for future Clarification Meetings at Cherith Brook include:

October 2nd – Health Care
November 6th – Non-Violence Training
December 4th – Alternative Holiday Celebrations


Cherith Brook NEEDS volunteers to help offer Showers & Meals from 8am to Noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Please let us know when YOU are available!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Apocalypse Kansas City! Clarification: Friday August 7 @ 7pm

On the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we will give attention to the continued arrogance of Nuclear proliferation as experienced locally with the efforts to relocate and rebuilt the Honeywell Complex in Grandview, MO. Honeywell is responsible for building 85% of non-nuclear components for Nuclear weapons. Without the triggers and navigational devises, the massive US arsenal could not deploy.

Eric Garbison will begin with a study on the apocalyptic text of Mark 13:14-23, as it speaks to the times in which we live with the continued proliferation and threat of nuclear war against God's reign on earth through Jesus the Christ.

Ann Sullentrop, with Greater Kansas City Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, will speak to us of the recent efforts to rebuild the Honeywell plant in Kansas City and ways people can speak out and resist.