The following are submissions from members of All Peoples United Church of Christ that spoke to each of the persons who submitted the item. Many of them reflect opinions and items that are significant to the congregation and individual members within it.
17 September 2015
The film “Anonymous People,” a documentary about recovery from drug and alcohol addiction will be shown on September 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Bend at Trinity Episcopal Church. Click here for a flyer with further details.
17 January 2015
RACIAL VIOLENCE IN THE MIDST OF A SHRINKING WORLD
By Mike Lovely 17 Jan 2015
A main topic of discussion and concern for All Peoples United Church Of Christ, (APUCC), has been the increase in police/racial violence. The “straw that broke the camel’s back” was the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri. APUCC began a discussion on how to bring more public attention to this situation and try to cool public tension on this unfortunate. Several slogans were discussed and we decided on one for a “button campaign”. “ALL LIVES MATTER” was the winner. This project is a passion of Gloria Olson and she went to Via Delia in Bend and personally paid for a bundle/variety of “ALL LIVES MATTER.” Thank you Gloria!! We passed around the buttons and took some to hand out.
As I was reading The Bend Bulletin on Sunday, December 28, 2014, the political cartoon caught my eye. It centered on ALL LIVES MATTER!! I contacted Jack Ohrman, the cartoonist who works for the Sacramento Bee, a northern California newspaper. I told him of our button project and I would like to use his cartoon on our church website as part of our button campaign, because of the phrase, subject matter, and timing of the public violence situation. He said yes and thanks for asking. He also asked me to send him a button. The button is in the mail…. An ironic side point, Jack worked for The Oregonian, for twenty eight years. And of course we had a short “Oregon” discussion.
Below left is the political cartoon Mike saw and the buttons Gloria designed on the right.
December 21, 2014
Liz suggested that the lead Opinion article this day in The Bend Bulletin gives us food for thought in Advent. The article titled “How to Have a Happy Holiday: Abundance Without Attachment” is by Arthur Brooks and was published in The New York Times. Here is the link to the article: