Preface to Social Principles & Creed of the United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles. Early Methodists expressed their opposition to the slave trade, to smuggling, and to the cruel treatment of prisoners.
The Social Principles, while not to be considered church law, are a prayerful and thoughtful effort … to speak to the human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation… The Social Principles are a call to all members of The United Methodist Church to a prayerful, studied dialogue of faith and practice.
The Right Order Of Things
Our scheduled speaker for this week and next is one of our favorites, Rev. Jim McCormick. He is presenting “The Right Order of Things”, his newest book.
He is using CUC class as a “focus group” to critique the book before actual publication. Jim always has a wonderful message for us and the CUC class is the first to hear this new book.
Be sure to thank Kathy & Bob Carpenter and Ann & Don McNew for providing our refreshments this Sunday.
CUC Class Attendance Sunday, Oct 2
103 total !
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