New Members

This past Pentecost Sunday, June 12th, 2011, three new members joined Lakewood United Church of Christ: Dina Gamma, Robin Davis, and Karen Denehy. They are pictured below with their sponsors as they were received into the church. Left to right: Kim Wells, Shirley Locke, Dina Gamma, Robin Davis, Vita Uth, Karen Denehy, Mary Stokes, and Mark Gibson.

Lakewood’s portion of Synod video

At the upcoming General Synod 28 in Tampa a video slideshow will run continuously on a TV at the Conference information/hospitality table in the Convention Center. These are the four images and the accompanying voice-over that is Lakewood’s portion of that video.

Lakewood United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg is a theologically progressive congregation actively committed to peace and social justice. It was one of the first racially mixed congregations in what was a rigidly segregated city. Today many of the 55 members of this Open and Affirming, Just Peace congregation are involved in significant advocacy projects including the School of the Americas Watch, Veterans for Peace, and Equality Florida, to name a few. Last spring the church sponsored a program at the local public library called Neighbor to Neighbor Interfaith Dialogues. People of differing faiths talked with each other about their beliefs and religious observances. Join us in working to spread God’s peace!

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Displaying Peace

I happened to be at church today and saw the Christmas decorations–they’re really nice. I especially liked the display along the window which I understand is called Displaying Peace. Rev. Wells and the the Advent committee will have more to tell about that, but for now, I just wanted to give everyone a visual sneak preview via a YouTube video. (The sound track is one of my old organ arrangements.) The following link will take you to YouTube to see the video.
Displaying Piece