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Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey,

you are welcome here!

“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”

– Jimmy Carter

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”

-Ronald Reagan

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

– Barack Obama

Sunday January 31, 2021

Worship Service 10:30 am

Scripture: Mark 1:21-28

Rev. Kimi Yokoyama

Sermon: Wisdom, Hope, and Healing

Mental Health Awareness

Sunday Feb 7th

Worship Service 10:30am

Rev. Kimi Yokoyama

Sermon: Wisdom and Miraculous Healing

Sunday Feb. 14th

Worship Service 10:30am

Jessie Lent

Sermon: Wisdom and Transfiguration

Sunday Feb. 21st

Worship Service 10:30am

Rev Kimi Yokaman

Sermon: Hope and Ashes

Sunday 28th

Worship Service 10:30am

Jessie Lent

Sermon: Redemption

Inoculation was introduced to America by a slave.

Few details are known about the birth of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was born in Africa in the late seventeenth century before eventually landing in Boston. One of a thousand people of African descent living in the Massachusetts colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan church minister Cotton Mather from his congregation in 1706.

Onesimus told Mather about the centuries old tradition of inoculation practiced in Africa. By extracting the material from an infected person and scratching it into the skin of an uninfected person, you could deliberately introduce smallpox to the healthy individual making them immune. Considered extremely dangerous at the time, Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to experiment with the procedure when a smallpox epidemic hit Boston in 1721 and over 240 people were inoculated. Opposed politically, religiously and medically in the United States and abroad, public reaction to the experiment put Mather and Boylston’s lives in danger despite records indicating that only 2% of patients requesting inoculation died compared to the 15% of people not inoculated who contracted smallpox.

Onesimus’ traditional African practice was used to inoculate American soldiers during the Revolutionary War and introduced the concept of inoculation to the United States.

 

Zion’s gym is available for rent.

Perfect for basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, yoga or soccer practice.

Fellowship hall and kitchen are available for birthday parties, family reunions and meetings!  

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