The Three Great Loves: Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, and Love of Creation. This is nothing new for the Christianity! Yet, focusing on the vulnerable sometimes gets lost when we emphasize putting our own needs (that of an individual, church, or nation) over that of others. The Scriptures are very clear that the measure of a person’s faith is the extent to which they look out for those who are vulnerable. The vulnerable are under constant threat, and we are the ones to speak and act on their behalf. Children and Creation are two entities that need our protection, always, and we have the responsibility to look out for our vulnerable Neighbor as well. (For more, Google UCC.org 3GreatLoves)
All of this is a reflection of how we love God, and how we respond to God’s love for us.
On Ash Wednesday, (Valentines Day, February 14) we will celebrate with a 7:00 service "The Tender Love of God."
Our Thursday evening soup supper/adult education presentations (6:15 soup, 7:00 program) will reflect these "Three Great Loves".
On March 1, Jim Koon will present "SafeNights: Local Shelters for Homeless Students" (Love for Children). This very needed program was presented to Council for our consideration, in participating as a church. Come and see!
On March 8, Janet Brown of Climate Generation will talk about "Climate Change and Clean Energy." Review the latest climate science, learn about clean energy solutions happening now, and explore what you can do to make a difference!
On March 22, Danette Buskovick (previous Parkway member) will present ‘Sex Trafficking in Minnesota.’ On January 19th, The Minneapolis Star Tribune stated, "The FBI has identified the Twin Cities as one of the nation’s 13 largest centers for child prostitution." Danette works for the Hennepin County Office of Corrections and previously worked for the Office of Justice.
Join us for a soup and bread supper from 6:15 - 7:00 followed by the evening presentation from 7:00 – 8:00. We hope to see you here!