Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - December 22, 2017
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Annual Appeal for Support
  2. Revised CVA Booklet – Comments Welcomed
  3. Original Sin, part 20
  4. Upcoming Activist Opportunities
  5. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Annual Appeal for Support

The CVA relies on its supporters to print and distribute booklets for leafleting and all other aspects of its ministry. To donate, please go to www.christianveg.org/materials.htm.


2. Revised CVA Booklet – Comments Welcomed

We’re going to print a revised, significantly modified version of “Joyful, Compassionate Eating” shortly. We welcome comments and feedback. Please contact [email protected] by Sunday, December 24, if you would like to review a draft of the booklet.


3. Original Sin, part 20

Last week, I discussed how rejection of scapegoating can protect us, since anyone can become a victim of the scapegoating mob. This week, I want to start to explore how refusing to participate in the scapegoating process can be spiritually liberating.

Most people find that they derive their greatest pleasure by providing service to those in need. Those with the greatest needs are those who are most vulnerable to the scapegoating process – for example, those who are impoverished, those with disabilities, and those whose behavior seems “strange.” Siding with them and addressing their needs can be a source of great satisfaction and fulfillment.

Conversely, participating in scapegoating often generates a sense of disquiet, because at some level of consciousness we tend to recognize the injustice. This has been particularly true since Jesus’ time, because Jesus exposed how the scapegoating process is scandalous (which I will discuss in future essays). This has impacted everyone in the West, including non-Christians.

I will continue this discussion next week.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


4. Upcoming Activist Opportunities

Leafleting and tabling are effective, enjoyable ways to show our brothers and sisters in Christ that a plant-based diet is good for God’s Creation. When you volunteer for the CVA, the CVA donates $20/hr. to the veg. or animal protection group of your choice. We are particularly eager to get volunteers for Winter Jam, which is a huge, youth-oriented event, and the crowds have consistently been very receptive to our message. Contact Lorena at [email protected] if you can help.

12/28-31/17 TN, Gatlinburg Xtreme Winter
01/06/2018 KY, Louisville Winter Jam 2018
01/07/2018 MI, Grand Rapids Winter Jam 2018
01/12/2018 FL, Jacksonville Winter Jam 2018
01/13/2018 FL, Tampa Winter Jam 2018
01/18/2018 PA, Reading Winter Jam 2018
01/20/2018 OH, Columbus Winter Jam 2018
01/21/2018 NC, Charlotte Winter Jam 2018
01/25/2018 MO, Springfield Winter Jam 2018
01/26/2018 IA, Des Moines Winter Jam 2018
01/27/2018 MO, St. Louis Winter Jam 2018
01/28/2018 OK, Tulsa Winter Jam 2018
01/30/2018 OK, Oklahoma City Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/01/2018 AL, Mobile Winter Jam 2018
02/01/2018 NM, Albuquerque Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/02/2018 AZ, Glendale Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/02/2018 TN, Nashville Winter Jam 2018
02/03/2018 UT, Salt Lake Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/03/2018 GA, Atlanta Winter Jam 2018
02/08/2018 IN, Ft. Wayne Winter Jam 2018
02/09/2018 OH, Cleveland Winter Jam 2018
02/10/2018 IN, Indianapolis Winter Jam 2018
02/11/2018 MI, Detroit Winter Jam 2018
02/13/2018 TX, San Antonio Casting Crowns
02/16/2018 PA, Pittsburgh Winter Jam 2018
02/16/2018 WA, Seattle Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/17/2018 OH, Columbus Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North LIVE
02/17/2018 OR, Portland Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/17/2018 OH, Cincinnati Winter Jam 2018
02/18/2018 WA, Spokane Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/20/2018 CA, Los Angeles Newsboys United
02/22/2018 TX, Corpus Christi Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North LIVE
02/22/2018 CO, Denver Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
02/23/2018 TN, Knoxville Winter Jam 2018
02/24/2018 NC, Greensboro Winter Jam 2018
02/25/2018 TN, Chattanooga Winter Jam 2018
03/02/2018 GA, Atlanta Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North LIVE
03/03/2018 TN, Memphis Winter Jam 2018
03/04/2018 TX, Houston Winter Jam 2018
03/04/2018 TN, Nashville Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
03/04/2018 MI, Grand Rapids Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour 2018
03/09/2018 KS, Wichita Winter Jam 2018
03/10/2018 LA, Bossier City Winter Jam 2018
03/10/2018 PA, Philadelphia Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
03/11/2018 MO, Kansas City Winter Jam 2018
03/17/2018 OH, Cleveland Newsboys United
03/17/2018 OK, Oklahoma City Winter Jam 2018
03/18/2018 TX, Ft. Worth Winter Jam 2018
03/23/2018 SC, Columbia Winter Jam 2018
03/24/2018 NC, Raleigh Winter Jam 2018
03/25/2018 SC, Greenville Winter Jam 2018
03/29/2018 IL, Chicago Winter Jam 2018
03/31/2018 KY, Lexington Winter Jam 2018
04/06/2018 PA, Pittsburgh Chris Tomlin
04/07/2018 MO, St. Charles Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
04/08/2018 IN, Indianapolis Chris Tomlin
04/08/2018 MI, Grand Rapids Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
04/12/2018 IA, Des Moines Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
04/12/2018 NY, Albany Chris Tomlin
04/13/2018 OH, Cleveland Chris Tomlin
04/13/2018 MN, Minneapolis Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North
04/19/2018 FL, Pensacola Chris Tomlin
04/20/2018 FL, Jacksonville Chris Tomlin
04/21/2018 OK, Oklahoma City Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North


5. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

Foretelling Second Coming


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