Oh Yahweh, Elohim, Allah, Ahura Mazda,
Creator God by any Name, hear our prayers today.
We pray for our nation and for its leaders.
We pray for the healing of our nation.
We pray for acceptance of our differences.
We pray for racial justice and equity.
We pray for those who are in financial need.
We pray for healing for those who are sick.
We pray for the families who grieving loved ones.
We pray for the healing of the earth.
We pray with gratitude for the lessons we have learned about resilience and perseverance.
We pray with gratitude for all our blessings. Amen ~by Gloria Toot
We are pleased to have engaged as a church with people of different faith traditions. The past two years, we have had a table at the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths, this past Sunday, we celebrated World Religion Sunday, and while at our former Kemper Road location, we facilitated an Interfaith Dialogue Series. We continue to be a welcoming church, not demanding any adherence to any particular creed, in order to worship together in love and with the understanding that differences make us more open, and fill us with peace.
The announcement and notes from the dialogue series are below:
Oh what a delightful afternoon was enjoyed this past
Sunday at the New Church of Montgomery, when a
panel of 7 different religious traditions explored “What
is the core nature of God like,” and “What is God made
out of,” to begin the first of three Interfaith Dialogues.
After a break for refreshments, the views of the BAHA’I,
Eckankar, Hindu, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Sikh and
Swedenborgian Christians continued with reflections on the
existence of evil and what is evil’s nature and role in human
affairs. WoW! The Q & A meandered through more wonderful
territory; from shared stories of Messiahs and to the more intimate
of how does one communicate with God. The richness of the
answers was elevated further by the sincere and wonderful emotion
present when many gather and find and share many commonalities
in their loving and knowing of God.
Join in the fun Sundays, June 10 and June 17, 1:30 to 3:30, 2007, as
Judaism, Islam, Native American, Syrian Christians of India and
the Zoroastrians will join as their schedules permit. Questions can be
directed to Rev. John Billings at the New Church of Montgomery, (513)
489-9572, map at: http://www.newchurchofmontgomery.net
What: Interfaith Dialogue Series
When: Sunday June 10th and 17th
1:30 to 3:30
Who: BAHA’I, Eckankar, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Native
American, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Sikh, Syrian
Christians of India, Swedenborgian and Zoroastrians
Where: New Church of Montgomery
9035 E. Kemper Road
Mary Jane Portaz – Eckankar
Mr. Kannicks – Hindu
Rev. George Hupps – Presbyterian
Darsham Schbi – Sikh
Jasleen Goel – Sikh
Majid Samarghandi – BAHA’I
Father Chris – Roman Catholic
Rev. John Billings – Swedenborgian