Faith Briefs, August 16

Faith Briefs

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Undy Sunday

The 17th Annual Undy Sunday Campaign continues through Sunday. Children’s underwear and socks in sizes 4 through 12 (small sizes preferred) may be dropped off at the following locations:

n The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island in the foyer and office hallway.

n San Marco Catholic Church in each entrance to the church.

Make checks out to Catholic Charities of Collier County for “Undy Sunday” and dropped off at the synagogue or church. Information call Catholic Charities (239) 455-2655.

St. Mark’s Episcopal

The church will bless students’ backpacks and school supplies at their 9:15 a.m., Sunday, worship service. The Children’s Choir, Christian Formation for Children and Youth Group begins 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 17. Christian Formation for Middle and High School students begins 10:15 a.m., Sept. 22 following the 9:15 a.m. worship service.

San Marco Catholic Church

Youth Group meetings begin 6 p.m., Aug. 26. The Faith Formation classes kick off with a potluck for families with children 6 p.m., Aug. 26.

Marco Presbyterian Church

A women’s interactive Bible study meets 9 a.m., Fridays through Aug. 30. The study based on Winnie Christensen’s “Women Who Believed God” explores women in the Bible from Eve to Elizabeth who by daring to trust God changed the world. They faced the same challenges women face today: illness, death, loneliness and injustice and difficult relationships.

Marco Lutheran Church

The church’s English as a Second Language classes conclude on Aug. 20 and begin again in October. The classes meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information contact Director of Christian Outreach, James Zickfield, at or (239) 394-0332.

Gentle Yoga meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays; the cost is $5. The class focuses on balance, flexibility and strength.

San Marco Catholic Church

The church will host an Encounter Bible Seminar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 28. The seminar is for those who want to read the Bible, but do not know where or how to begin. Encounter makes reading the Bible easy and exciting. The one-day seminar explores the Bible’s major people, places, events and themes will be held in the parish center. The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Reservations required, call Kim Adamson, 239-394-5181 ext. 13.

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MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

Let’s take an OBJECTIVE look at Christ as a god.
In December there was a Menorah and a Nativity scene side by side.

The Nativity Scene says that Jesus was the savior; and the Menorah says (or represents) NO; he WASN'T the savior. The divine Jesus was a hoax. The savior is yet to come.

These are both ABSOLUTES to Jews and Christians; meaning that the Jews KNOW they are right, and the Christians also know THEY are right; as EACH can provide proof of validity within their own scripture.

So within the framework of these two absolutes; Christianity is a absolute POSITIVE with respect to the messianic Jesus; and Judaism is an absolute NEGATIVE with respect to Jesus.
A positive and a negative cancel each other out to a net value of ZERO.

So you see:
Regardless of the rich history of both religions; the statues, paintings, all the theologians past and present, the magnificent cathedrals and temples; the monotonous words of thousands of clergy, the holy cities and the holy wall;

-we find that the combined Messianic absolutes of Christianity and Judaism cancel each other out to a net value of ZERO.

It all adds up to NOTHING, at least nothing more then was known and practiced by the Iroquois Indians; thousands of years before Moses took his first breath.


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