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Week of June 21, 2020
No Jesus, No Peace
When will we start to take heed of what history has clearly shown, proven, and taught us from the past? When will we learn that if Jesus is not abiding and part of our daily lives, having a lasting peace is impossible? 
 
Today we are witnessing the gatherings of large crowds across this country protesting in the streets of America, shouting out; “No justice, No Peace!” 
 
But the real issue at hand, stems more from a lack of Jesus being in everyone’s life than a lack of justice being given and shown to everyone. If Jesus were truly planted in the hearts, minds, and spirits of every human being, there would be justice and there would be peace. Jesus is the only panacea for the justice and peace that most are seeking, but do not always receive or attain because of ethnicity, educational background, financial status or because of any of the social biases that exist in the world.  
 
Thus, if people want real change, their slogans, signs, and shout should be “No Jesus, No Peace!”  This may seem a bit unsettling and radical to hear and accept. But, think about it, throughout Jesus’ ministry, He would say things and do things that would go against the grain of popular or common opinion to get to the heart and root of the problem. He used a lot of what I call “shock treatment” in His ministry.  He was known to ruffle the “spiritual feathers” of the religious elite (the Sadducees and Pharisees). 
 
He would never compromise the truth to comply with the ways of the world, but instead would always preach the truth, speak the truth, and teach the truth.  He spoke freely and without reservation, regardless of who was in the audience. As a result, the truth He spoke and lived before the eyes of the world often rubbed many the wrong way.  
 
Many of Jesus’ opponents looked at Jesus as a rebellious radical protester who threatened their beliefs and stood in opposition to their customs and traditions. Jesus would often respond to His opponents in this manner; “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.” (John 7: 16) “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” (John 14: 24) “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative but the Father abiding in Me does His work.” (John 14: 10) He made these lofty proclamations to prove who He was (the Son of God) , where He came from (from heaven) and the reasons for His coming (to bring salvation to all who believe and obey) ! 
 
In many ways, He was a radical.  He was also a protester. He was known for His “hard sayings.” (Matt. 5: 21ff) He protested and stood against all injustices, self-righteousness, prejudices, and violence of all types. He never allowed Himself or those who followed Him to succumb to the wiles of the world just for the sake of peace. 
 
The peace of Jesus, is not a peace that seeks to avoid conflict just to please others, but a peace that seeks and brings truth,  justice and freedom under the name, authority and power of our heavenly Holy Father for all men. 
 
Lasting peace will only be a dream if it does not come from Jesus Christ. Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14: 27) Lasting peace comes at a high and heavenly price. All the money and efforts of men could never sustain or hold onto peace without Jesus being in their lives.  Only Jesus the “Prince of Peace” can offer us the peace we yearn for individuality and the peace the world needs overall.  
 
Thus,   
 
No Jesus, No P eace
No Jesus, No E ncouragement 
No Jesus, No A dvocate
No Jesus, No C omfort 
No Jesus, No E verlasting life!

In Him
Bro. Craigwell

Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
Remote Service and Class Schedule
All Services, classes and meetings at the church building remain suspended until further notice, although preparations are now underway for the reopening of the church building in the near future. Details will be announced as the work progresses.

In the meantime, we will continue to hold our Sunday worship service, Tuesday Prayer Meeting, and Wednesday evening Bible Class remotely. Some ministries are meeting online via teleconference with freeconferencecall.com, or via Zoom. Please check with ministry coordinators for meeting schedules.

Remote Worship Service: T he sermon is broadcast on the church website and the congregation's Facebook page and YouTube channel at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We gather via conference call at 12 noon (repeated at 12:15) for communion and collection (subject to changed depending on sermon length. See below for detailed participation instructions.
Access to Sermon video (Sunday at 11:00 a.m.):
  • Click here for sermon videos on the church website, or
  • Click here to go to the congregation's Facebook page
  • Click here to go to the congregation's YouTube channel

Access to Communion Conference Call (Sunday at 12 noon and 12:15 p.m., subject to change ):
  • Via Telephone: Dial 978-990-5000; when prompted enter the access code: 261232#
  • Online: Click here to connect with the communion service conference call online. Click "join meeting," then click "call in using wifi or data," then click the phone icon at the top of the page and select "Mic and Speakers" to turn on audio.
  • Please mute your phone or computer when you enter the call to avoid interrupting the service.

Access to E-Giving:
  • Click here for e-giving on the church website. Please note that if you mail your offering to the building, there will be a processing delay.
REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
News & Notes
Cancellations: The following Youth & Family Ministry events have been cancelled:
  • June 26, 2020 Six Flags trip. Bro. Person will be sending refunds to those who paid.
  • August 22, 2020 Church Cookout at Houghton's Pond. The State has cancelled all permit sites.

Congratulations 2020 Graduates: Congratulations to middle school graduates Makaiya Sumerlin and Kalib Hall , Kaitlyn Harris (Brookline HS), Hannah Jordan (Weston HS) , Aznii Martin (Foxborough Regional Charter School) , and Phillip Morrison (Academy of the Pacific Rim) , Ramesh Nagarajah (U.S. Naval Academy) , Juanita Tabb (Boston University) and Lisa Hall (Paralegal Studies) .

Please note that some of the ministries listed below are meeting via Zoom or freeconferencecall.com during the state of emergency. Check with your ministry coordinator(s) for remote meeting schedules. The ministries will resume their regular schedules once the state of emergency has been lifted. 
Current & Upcoming Events
No announcements at this time.
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
No announcements at this time. Stay tuned for updated information regarding the October Pennsylvania Dutch Country Excursion.
Men's Retreat
New England Lectureship
No announcements at this time.
Retention Ministry
Support Groups
The Healing Hearts Ministry has been holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Please contact Bro. Robert Jackson or Sis. Pam Alexander for connection information.
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
No announcements at this time.
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: June 2020
Special Events

Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 10:30am VIA CHURCH WEBSITE AND TELECONFERENCE beginning at 11 AM
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Mature in Heart Bible Study and Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am)
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30 a.m.)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826