Topic

Henry Neufeld told the stories of a strange radical group called the Sons of Freedom and their peace-loving parent group, the Doukhobors. The Doukhobors, a communal and spiritual Christian group, were pacifists living in Russia before the country started persecuting them. They were able to escape thanks to generous help from the British Quakers and Leo Tolstoy; they first went to Cyprus, then to Canada after realizing that the living conditions weren’t favorable. In the 1930s, the Sons of Freedom had expressed anti-government sentiments and disdain for anything government-related in a rather destructive manner; they had nude protests and destroyed government properties. Even though some of the descendants of the recipients of that kindness ended up doing destructive things, that does not negate the value of “senseless acts of kindness”. [JL]

Service Details

Passage: Luke 6:20-36; Acts 17:1-7(JB); James 1:22-27

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Henry Neufeld

Worship Leader: Laura Sportack

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Ed Epp

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

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Sunday School Team

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