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4 November 2009 Issue

1. CVA Activism

2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

3. Revised URL for CVA Video Honoring God’s Creation in Chinese

4. Reflection on the Lectionary: Who is Righteous?

1. CVA Activism

A. One new CVA member learned about our ministry from e-Bay.

A CVA booklet was included with his purchase. With creativity and perseverance, we can spread Christ’s Gospel of love and compassion for all God’s Creation!

B. Craig, who leafleted at the San Antonio Vegetarian Block Party on Oct. 25, writes:

My experience leafleting on Oct. 25 was great. Overall, most were positive and almost “mugged me” trying to get brochures once I arrived. Since it was a vegetarian festival, no one really challenged me about vegetarianism, but there were a few who seemed put off by the fact I was passing out Christian vegetarian brochures. One person described herself as "spiritual" but was kind. In a way, it was a witness for Christ even more than vegetarianism. I passed out approximately 50 brochures for 2 hours. Some were pleased there is a Christian justification for being vegetarian. Thanks for the opportunity!!

C. Upcoming Activist Opportunities   

11/11 MA Boston Clean Energy Council: Green Tie Gala

11/12 TX El Paso Steven Curtis Chapman Christian Concert

11/13 IL Bourbonnais Newsboys 7th Day Slumber

11/13-14 TX Houston Women of Faith Conference

11/15 OH Wilmington Newsboys 7th Day Slumber

11/13-14 MN St Paul The Christian Community Fair

11/13-14 TX Houston Women of Faith Conference

11/19 MA Boston EcoLogic's 09 Annual Benefit: The Taste of Sustainable Food

11/20-21 FL Ft. Lauderdale Women of Faith Conference

10/29 CA San Bernardino Jars of Clay Christian Concert

10/31 AZ Phoenix Jars of Clay Christian Concert at the Fair!

10/31 TX Austin Jeremy Camp

11/1 TX Abilene Jeremy Camp

11/5 KS Lenexa Jeremy Camp

11/6 TX Fort Worth Newsboys, 7th Day Slumber

11/7 MT Kalispell Jars of Clay Christian Concert

11/8 MT Billings Jars of Clay Christian Concert

11/8 CA El Cajon Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/8 NM Roswell Jeremy Camp

11/11 CA Hollywood Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/12 TX El Paso Steven Curtis Chapman Christian Concert

11/12 MO Kansas City Awake and Alive Tour with Skillet

11/13 IL Bourbonnais Newsboys, 7th Day Slumber

11/13 AZ Scottsdale Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/14 AZ Tucson Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/15 OH Wilmington Newsboys, 7th Day Slumber

11/16 OK Oklahoma City Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/17 TX Dallas Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/18 TX Austin Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/19-20 AL Mobile Fire Conference - Benny Hinn

11/20 TX Houston Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

11/21 AL Mobile Miracle Service - Benny Hinn

11/21 LA New Orleans Switchfoot Christian Rock Concert

12/4-5 CA Long Beach Fire Conference - Benny Hinn

12/6 CA Long Beach Miracle Service - Benny Hinn     

Contact Paris at christian_vegetarian@yahoo.com  if you can to help. To find out about all upcoming leafleting and tabling opportunities in your area, join the CVA Calendar Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/christian_vegetarian/  

2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

Is There Any Limits to Lovingkindness?

3. Revised URL for CVA Video Honoring God’s Creation in Chinese


4. Reflection on the Lectionary: Who is Righteous?

Nov. 8, Mark 12:38-44

This passage includes Jesus’ condemnation of scribes who “like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

In ancient Jewish culture, people admired those who acted pious and were courteous in the market places. Similarly today people tend to esteem those who have amassed great wealth, particularly if they claim humility before God and ostentatiously give something to charity. If there is some kind of divine judgment, I am convinced it will be based on our true character and actions, not our public displays or public acclaim. Those who claim to love God but cause unnecessary harm to God’s Creation (including God’s creatures) are like those about whom Jesus said, “Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).

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