Meeting: Mar 2017

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Meeting Documents

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 Date: March 6-7, 2017

Note: all times are listed in Central Time

Monday, Mar 6: 

12:30pm – registration and coffee

1:00pm – pre-classis seminar

4:30pm – classis convenes

5:0opm – dinner

6:45pm – worship

Tuesday, Mar 7:

7:00am – breakfast

8:00am – worship

8:30am – classis convenes

12:00pm – lunch

12:45pm – classis resumes

5:00pm – classis closes (may be sooner, depending on agenda).

Location: Edina, MN

Calvary CRC

5300 France Ave S.,

Minneapolis, MN 55410

Lodging*:

Holiday Inn Airport South

1201 West 94th St.

Bloomington, MN 55431

PH:952.884.8211 or 1.800.HOLIDAY

*Hotel Registration for Sunday or Monday must be made through Bonnie Smith by February 17th. Registration Form available here (Contact info for Bonnie included)!

Pre-Classis Seminar:

Presenter: Mike Hogeterp

Mike Hogeterp, is the Director of the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue (CPD) in Canada. From their Ottawa office, just blocks from Parliament Hill, Mike does the day to day research and advocacy work of CPD. Mike also works closely with our ecumenical and civil society partners. Mike is married to Michelle and is “Dad” to three great kids. In his downtime he drums, canoes, skis, gardens, cooks, and listens to music.

Focus: Social Justice Issues in the 21st Century – Being salt and light and choosing life.

God’s creation is good, and each person is made in His image. As Christian citizens we have the opportunity to be salt and light by honouring the gifts of life that God gives. In Canada, assisted death has been a theme in public debate. In the recent US campaign, abortion has been a topic of vigorous debate. In this discussion we’ll talk about the Christian call to justice as a test of active reverence for life from cradle to grave, and all the points in between.

Come Monday, March 6, 2017 to discuss: What gives life in your community?