22 September 2008

Respect Life!

Dear Villagers, Great to see so many of you for our second Village of the year! Also, it was lots of fun to hit each other with the giant newspaper, and the sardines were fun too. :)

The word of the week is LIFE! As Catholics we are called to stand as a witness for the unborn, those who are so vulnerable of being aborted. Of course being pro-life includes so many other LIFE issues- such as embryonic stem cell research, end of life issues, birth control, and so much more. Thanks to your feedback this past week we will be developing a great plan for our "Respect Life" Village this Sunday.

But wait, there's more! In addition to discussing these issues in the safety and comfort of our church building- join us beforehand as we step out as activists in Ann Arbor at the corner of Washtenaw and Huron Parkway! This Sunday from 2-3:30pm is the annual Life Chain, a peaceful and prayerful witness of pro-lifers standing together for the unborn. This event is hosted by area churches, last year there were nearly 150 children, families and teens! Even Father Jeff came out last year and led us in the Rosary. Don't miss this annual event to pray and stand as a witness for LIFE!

God Bless You All!

The Village News
Sept 21, 2008

Next Sunday- Life ChainLife Chain 2008!
Join Beth next Sunday from 2-3:30 on the corner of Washtenaw and Huron Parkway to hold loving prolife messages, like Adoption the Loving Option, and Abortion Kills Children. This is an annual event put on by Ann Arbor churches- bring the whole family!

Next Village 9/28
Join us next Sunday at Village from 5-6:30 as we discuss Pro Life Issues such as partial birth abortion, the ‘right’ to choice, embryonic stem cell research, end of life issues, and more. Come to learn how you can love God by raising awareness for the most vulnerable in our society- the unborn.

Hospitality Requests
If you weren’t able to this week, ***please*** bring a non-perishable snack to Village next Sunday. See Jacob and Nealia to bring a perishable snack once or twice. If everyone pitches in, we can afford pizza on Adoration Nights!

Corn Maize Social 10/3
We’re headed to the Talladay Farm Corn Maize, Friday October 3rd. What a great day to get lost in a ginormous field of corn! Drop off will be at Talladay Farms (6270 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160) at 6:30pm, and pickup will be there as well, at 9pm. All 7th -12th graders are welcome! Permission slips (online) and money are due Monday September 29.

Grown Up Soda
When you volunteer with GUS you become a Christian Role Model to young Catholics. GUS is such an important ministry! Due to the sensitive nature of volunteering with Middle School students, there is some paperwork to be done! All GUS Volunteers must fill out Responding to Grace, as well as the Diocesan Code of Conduct ASAP.


mr. peters the younger said...

As usual, great Village :-)
I really liked the talk!
Hope to see a TON of people at the Life Chain!

Lowell said...

Hello Beth,
This is Lowell Stoltzfus, the doc in Varanasi. Thank you for your kind note on my blog. I have been scratching my head how you heard about it... one of those "degrees of separation" things.
I enjoyed (and share) your insights into India, the extremes are so mind boggling sometimes.
Again, thanks for your note. Look us up on Facebook sometime.