Welcome!

Everyone is welcome to our congregational activities.

Sunday October 17 we return to 9:30 am worship. 

Our fall sermon series is Who cares about climate change? 
In the midst of the existential crisis that it presents to us, many of us struggle to give it the attention and action that it deserves. How can our faith help us to take it seriously? On the other hand, how can our faith help us with our anxiety as we realize the implications of the changing climate?
Along with exploring climate justice and advocacy, we will discover the spiral of Joanna Macy. This is an ongoing spiritual process of four steps related to ecological and social issues. We begin in (1) gratitude for the creation, and then (2) honor our pain for the world as we see what has been destroyed. By holding these two in our hearts, we come to (3) see with new eyes that can inspire us to (4) go forth into action. This is a spiral so that even as we deepen in our commitment we keep moving further in.

We are meeting for in-person worship at 9:30 am Sunday mornings, with a Zoom option available. Following Elkhart County Health Department and CDC guidance on vaccinated people wearing masks, we are asking that everyone age 5 and up wear a mask for in-person worship. Beginning October 17 worship will begin at 9:30 am.

If you would like more information or a link for the Zoom service please contact Pastor Brenda Meyer at brenda at bentonchurch.org or Pastor Doug Kaufman at doug at bentonchurch.org.

Children’s activities are provided during worship. Decisions about when to resume 2nd-hour classes and fellowship meals are ongoing. Beginning October 23 we will offer one adult class at 11am, studying a curriculum on end-of-life perspectives and decisions. 

Offerings

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Current Publicity

Below you will find weekly and quarterly updates on congregational events, including the most recent bulletins and worship schedule. Our weekly announcements and leadership meeting minutes are available on request. You will need Adobe Reader to read these documents.

Bulletin

October 17 2021

October 10 2021October 3 2021September 26 2021September 19 2021

Worship Planning Schedule

Fall 2021 Worship Series

Sunday worship at 9:30 am in person and in Zoom