a gathering of emerging christians in the columbus ohio area
The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.
We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jesse (email@example.com) for more information.
This weekend we will be welcoming and chatting with Becky Robbins-Penniman, pastor at Lamb of God Church. We will be talking about the emergent cohort/movement here in Columbus and what she has learned from visiting other emergent communities around the United States. We will meet at Adam and Kara's House (1007 Manor Ln #D, 43221) at 6pm. We will have the grill fired up, so please bring some meat/something to grill for yourself and a side dish or beverage to share.
Glenn King has sent the following information through the cohort email listserv, but I thought it could be helpful to post it on the blog as well. All the links are to google documents. -- I took the initiative to give a presentation on the subject of socialism particularly in its relationship to Christianity for the meeting of May 17. I would like to share some articles written both by myself and others which can give to members some basic insights on both the diversity of socialist ideas and history.
What I want primarily to do at the presentation is to lead a discussion regarding the relationship of Socialism and Christianity. As part of that discussion I am prepared to discuss aspects of the history and ideas of socialism as needed. However I think that if persons do decide to read these articles they will find them of interest and hopefully will understand much better my own views on socialism. Feel free to respond to these articles prior to the meeting. What I hope to do is to put socialism on the map as at least a concept to be considered by Columbus members of the emerging church movement. I hope the meeting on May 17 can be the opening of a dialogue and not just the beginning and the end of one.
This Sunday we are doing our first joint service project - cleaning alleys in Weinland Park. We will be meeting at 10:00 am at 1270 Courtland Ave. and spreading into the neighborhood. A fair amount of us live in or near Weinland Park, so this will be a good opportunity to help our local community. If you have a truck (Adam...) it would be great to have to move to large trash and brush that are filling up the alleys.
We'll try to have bags, and you'll probably want gloves. See you Sunday. Comment below if you have questions.