Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - March 13, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Original Sin, part 68, Salvation through Faith, part 3
  2. Activist Feedback
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Original Sin, part 68, Salvation through Faith, part 3

The Bible relates that Jesus, while painfully dying on the cross, cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” (Luke 23:46) Despite his suffering, Jesus seems to have been at peace. He had dedicated his life to God, and this gave him a sense of equanimity, even while enduring torture at the hands of the Romans.

We all want this sense of peace, because we know that life involves suffering and that death awaits us all, sooner for some than others. Yet, we also want to serve the desires of the flesh, and this often conflicts with our desire to be at peace and harmony with the rest of creation. Jesus, as described in the Bible, was perfectly focused on his divine mission. Though we cannot fully emulate his life, we can take comfort in recalling from the story of the three temptations that he had the same desires as we have. The Bible describes Jesus as fully human in his desires, which means that we humans also have the capacity to transcend selfish and hurtful desires and dedicate ourselves to serving others.

Many Christians believe that God saved Jesus because Jesus had faithful trust in God. While this formulation might be true, there is another way in which Jesus was saved. We learn from the Bible that Jesus, by choosing a faithful, God-centered life, was saved from a sense of despair that can accompany the pains and sorrows of human existence. Jesus found direction, purpose, and meaning in life by serving God. We, too, can serve God by loving and caring for everything that God created. In this way, we, too, can be saved by the faith of Christ.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

2. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey writes:

Stacy, Dan, and I handed out 2475 CVA booklets in the rain today at Thompson-Boling Arena at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for Winter Jam.

Great work, team!

There are a few more Winter Jam events where we need volunteers. They have been very rewarding, and activists can have $25/hour donated to the animal protection group of their choice when the leaflet at Winter Jam or other events. Please contact Lorena at lorenavalenziveg@gmail.com to be a voice for the voiceless.

Upcoming Activist Opportunities

03/21/2019 TX, Austin Elevation Worship – Hallelujah Here Below Tour Cody Carnes
03/22/2019 KS, Wichita Chris Tomlin Holy Roar Tour
03/22/2019 NC, Raleigh Winter Jam 2019
03/23/2019 WV, Charleston Winter Jam 2019
03/23/2019 PA, Pittsburgh TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
03/24/2019 SC, Greenville Winter Jam 2019
03/24/2019 IL, Peoria Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
03/27/2019 NY, Albany TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour
03/28/2019 MO, Springfield Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
03/28/2019 LA, Baton Rouge Francesca Battistelli The Own It Tour 2019
03/28/2019 FL, Pensacola Only Jesis Tour with Casting Crowns
03/29/2019 TN, Memphis Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
03/29/2019 PA, Philadelphia TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
03/29/2019 IN, Indianapolis Winter Jam 2019
03/30/2019 PA, State College Winter Jam 2019
03/30/2019 FL, Jacksonville Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
03/30/2019 OK, Oklahoma City Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
03/30/2019 TX, Austin Francesca Battistelli – Own It Tour ft Stars Go Dim …
03/31/2019 OH, Columbus TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
03/31/2019 OH, Cleveland Winter Jam 2019
04/04/2019 AZ, Glendale Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
04/05/2019 CA, Los Angeles Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
04/05/2019 NC, Raleigh Overcome Tour 2019
04/06/2019 IN, Indianapolis Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/07/2019 NC, Greensboro Chris Tomlin – Holy Roar Tour
04/09/2019 IL, Rockford Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/12/2019 MN, Minneapolis Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/12/2019 LA, Baton Rouge Michael W Smith and Newsboys
04/13/2019 OR, Portland Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
04/14/2019 SD, Sioux Falls Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/14/2019 TX, San Antonio Chris Tonlin Holy Roar Tour
04/18/2019 SC, Greenville Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/19/2019 NC, Raleigh Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/19/2019 TN, Nashville Chris Tomlin Good Friday Nashville
04/25/2019 MI, Grand Rapids Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/25/2019 TX, Austin Hillsong United
04/26/2019 OH, Cincinnati Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
04/27/2019 TX, Houston Hillsong United
04/27/2019 MO, St. Charles Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
04/29-30/19 TX, Dallas Hillsong United
05/02/2019 AL, Birmingham Hillsong United
05/03/2019 GA, Atlanta Hillsong United
05/04/2019 TN, Nashville Hillsong United
05/04/2019 FL, Orlando Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
05/05/2019 FL, Tampa Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour
05/06/2019 SC, Greenville Hillsong United
05/07/2019 FL, Orlando Hillsong United
05/09/2019 FL, Miami Hillsong United
05/10/2019 MA, Boston Steven Curtis Chapman SCC Solo
05/30/2019 WA, Seattle Hillsong United
06/01/2019 OR, Portland Hillsong United
06/05/2019 NV, Las Vegas Hillsong United
06/07/2019 CA, San Diego Hillsong United
06/08/2019 AZ, Phoenix Hillsong United
06/11/2019 CA, Los Angeles Hillsong United
06/20-22/19 OH, Cincinnati Spiritsong Festival
06/22/2019 CO, Denver Hillsong United
06/24/2019 IL, Chicago Hillsong United
06/25/2019 MI, Grand Rapids Hillsong United
06/26/2019 Mi, Detroit Hillsong United
06/29/2019 DC, Washington Hillsong United
07/01/2019 MA, Boston Hillsong United
07/02/2019 NY, New York Hillsong United
09/26/2019 WA, Spokane Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour
09/27/2019 OR, Portland Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour


03/23-24/19 CA, North Hollywood Vegan Street Fair
03/27/2019 FL, Orlando 2nd Annual Vegfest @ UCF
03/30/2019 IN, Indianapolis INDY Vegfest
03/30-31/19 WA, Seattle Vegfest
03/31/2019 FL, Sanford Health Fest
04/06/2019 TN, Nashville Nashville Vegfest
04/06/2019 TX, Austin Texas Vegfest
04/14/2019 Al, Birmingham Alabama Vegan Fest
04/28/2019 CA, San Diego San Diego Earth Fair
04/28/2019 MI, Novi Michigan VegFest 2019
05/04/2019 CA, Santa Clarita SCV Veg Fest
05/05/2019 CA, Encino Los Angeles VegFest
05-18-19/19 NY, New York NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
05/18/2019 Oh, Cincinnati Cincy VegFest 2019
05/18/2019 OH, Cleveland 2019 Cleveland VegFest
06/07-9/19 MO, Kansas City VegFest KC 2019
06/08/2019 PA, Philadelphia VegFest
06/09/2019 NC, Asheville VegFest
07/20/2019 CT, Hamden 5th Annual Compassionfest
07/27-28/19 CO, Denver VegFest Colorado
07/27/2019 WA, Spokane Spokane VegFest
08/10-11/19 IL, Lisle Veggie Fest 2019
08/15-25/19 NY, Camp Walden Woodstock Fruit Festival
09/08/2019 NY, Albany Albany Vegfest
09/22/2019 MI, Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Veg Fest
11/09/2019 GA, Duluth Atlanta Veg Fest 2019
11/10/2019 AZ, Tucson VegOut! Tucson Vegan Food Festival 2019

3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

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