You’re invited to meet the Cuba Caravan at Beloved!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Beloved Community Church, 131 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Contributions will be taken to support the Caravan mission.
With Cuba’s increased presence in world news today, Birmingham Peace Project and Beloved Community Church will jointly present the Twenty-Sixth Annual Friendship Caravan to Cuba. This caravan is one of many winding their way through the US this summer to collect and deliver needed aid items to the Cuban people.
The friendship caravans are organized by Pastors for Peace, a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization launched in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Caribbean.
IFCO director Gail Walker (pictured above) will be our featured speaker. Birmingham Jazz guru Bart Grooms will play Cuban Jazz. Guests are invited to join our potluck supper and to contribute Latin or Carribean food if possible. We will also serve mojitos.
Sponsored by Beloved Community Church and the Birmingham Peace Project.
We rejoice as the walls that deny legal protection and societal recognition for lifelong covenants of marriage come tumbling down!
The sanctity of marriage – a lifelong covenant of spirit, heart, body, and mind made on behalf of love, family and community – cannot be defined or withheld by the majority of elected officials or the masses – or even bestowed by the courts. It belongs to God!
“Thus says the Lord, ‘I am doing a new thing, can you not behold it?'”
Beloved Leah Clements leaves to go to Candler School of Theology at Emory University next week, and we will miss her dearly. Her sermon last night was a call to action for us all.
She preached on this text from Mark 4:35-41:
“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.
A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’
He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.’ Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.’ Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. In his anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. — Luke 22 Continue reading →