Central Baptist Church's affiliation with the Philadelphia New Sanctuary Movement is a renewal of CBC's prophetic engagement in the original Sanctuary Movement, declared in a congregational vote in 1984. This reaffirmation today of our historic commitment is grounded in our congregation's vision of “justice rooted in spirituality” and “making a difference in community.”-Congregational Meeting April 25th, 2010.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunday, May 1st, worship service on immigration justice

Join us for a special worship service on the theme of immigration justice this Sunday, May 1st, at Central Baptist Church at 10:45am.
  • The worship service will be in Spanish and English -- songs/prayers/sermon/communion. Various members of our CBC Immigration Justice Group will be worship leaders. 
  • Our guest preacher for the day is Rev. Doug Avilesbernal, from Calvary Baptist Church in Norristown, one of our sister congregations.  Doug is a wonderfully warm and wise person.  He is Mexican, but grew up in El Salvador.  In Norristown, Doug is personally and pastorally involved with the Mexican immigrant community. 
  • The service will include communion, which at CBC is always open, with everyone invited to take part in sharing the common bread and the cup as an expression of God's radical welcome. 
  • To close the worship time,  a Mexican folkloric dance group from Norristown will perform "Las Chiapanecas" -- a folk dance from the State of Chiapas, Mexico.
  • We'll have some time after the service for conversation and refreshments.

We're hoping this will be a good way to continue to reflect on immigration justice following the New Sanctuary Movement retreat hosted at Mishkan Shalom on Saturday, April 30th.  Remember, too, that the New Sanctuary retreat will begin with participating in Mishkan's Shabbat service at 10am.  Let me know if you need details about the retreat plans.

1 comment:

  1. Here are a few basic details about Sunday worship at Central Baptist --

    Central Baptist Church is in the center of Wayne at the intersection of Route 30 (Lancaster Ave) and Wayne Ave. The street address is 106 W. Lancaster Ave / Wayne, PA 19087.

    The service begins at 10:45am. On a communion Sunday, we usually finish at around 12:15pm, and then we'll have some refreshments afterwards.

    Children are always welcome! There is nursery/preschool care provided during the entire service if you want that. Those youngest children come in to the worship service to join school age kids for the "Children's Conversation," and then the little ones and most children under 10yrs choose to leave the service following the "Children's Conversation" time to go upstairs for supervised childcare for the rest of the worship service.

    Driving directions, SEPTA, and parking info available at http://www.cbcwayne.org/index.php?id=167.