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September 28, 2011

1.  Respectful Outreach

2. CVA Activism

3. Vegan Diet Research

4. Comment on Last Week’s Essay

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

1. Respectful Outreach

We have many enthusiastic volunteers who are eager to promote plant-based diets. We strongly encourage reaching Christians near churches, but we emphasize two restrictions. First, we do not support leafleting on private church property without permission, because churchgoers will think we have permission and this is a church-endorsed activity. This misapprehension will be resented and create ill-will against our ministry. Second, we strongly discourage putting CVA literature on car windshields, which many people dislike and tends to waste our limited resources. As always, we welcome suggestions and comments regarding outreach activities.

2. CVA Activism

The Christian Vegetarian Association (www.ChristianVeg.org) is looking for volunteers to leaflet at the upcoming events with our “Would Jesus Eat Meat Today?” booklets to spread the word about vegetarianism as good stewardship of all of God’s Creation. Volunteers have a great opportunity to earn $18.00 per hour (up to 2 hours) per person to be donated to their favorite Animal Advocacy or Veg Group. For more information please contact Paris at christian_vegetarian@yahoo.com or Lorena at (770) 633-7415.

Jeff, who leafleted with Ashley, Cathy, John, and another friend at the Women of Faith Conference in Phoenix on Sept. 23, writes:

We've been doing this event for a few years so we ran into some people who already got one, but many did not. We got into a couple of short conversations. Most people were eager to get inside the event, so mostly we just leafleted. It was a great use of time as we were only out there for an hour and easily reached over one thousand people!

Thanks for supplying the brochures! Please provide any donation to Vegan Outreach. Thanks for all you do!

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

10/5 LA New Orleans Need To Breathe Christian Rock Concert

10/6 MS Starkville Need to Breathe Christian Rock Concert

10/7 OH Youngstown Gaither Homecoming 2011 Tour

10/7-8 PA Pittsburgh Women of Faith Conference

10/7-8 VA Lynchburg Extraordinary Women's Conference

10/7-8 OR Portland Women Of Faith Conference

10/7-8 CO Co. Springs Hearts @ Home- Mom Revolution Women's Conference

10/7-8 MA Amherst Acquire the Fire Christian Youth Conference

10/8 MI Muskegon Mikes Chair Christian Rock Concert

10/8 TX Arlington Need to Breathe Christian Rock Concert

10/8 IL Chicago S Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers Christian Concert

10/8 IN Wayne Gaither Gospel Homecoming Tour

10/8-9 MS Biloxi TABLE Gulf Coast Street Fest

10/9 MI Ypsilanti Gaither Gospel Homecoming Tour

10/9 MO Kansas City RED Christian Rock Concert

10/9 MI Roscommon Mikes Chair Christian Rock Concert

10/11 PA Pittsburgh Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

10/12 NY Albany Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers Christian Concert

10/12 MI Grand Rapids RED Christian Rock Concert

10/13 MA Boston Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers Christian Concert

10/13-15 CA Long Beach Joyce Meyers Ministries Conference

10/14 OH Dayton RED Christian Rock Concert

10/14-15 IN Fort Wayne Extraordinary Women Conference

10/14-15 CA Sacramento Women Of Faith Conference

10/14-15 FL Tampa Women Of Faith Conference

10/14-15 MO Independence GaitherFest Gospel

10/15 FL Tampa TABLE Tampa Bay Veg Fest

10/15 MI Mt. Clemens RED Christian Rock Concert

10/15 IN Fort Wayne Newsboys -- Born Again Experience Tour

10/17 NY New York City RED Christian Rock Concert

10/18 CT New Haven RED Christian Rock Concert

10/21 PA Jermyn RED Christian Rock Concert

10/21 NC Raleigh Newsboys -- Born Again Experience Tour

10/21-22 MS Tupelo Extraordinary Women Conference

10/21-22 TX San Antonio Women of Faith Conference

10/21-22 MN St. Paul Women of Faith Conference

10/22 PA Lancaster Red Christian rock Concert

10/22 AL Cullman Youthquake Christian Rock Conference

10/24 VA Norfolk Red Christian rock Concert

10/26 GA Atlanta RED Christian Rock Concert

10/28-29 OH Cleveland Acquire The Fire Youth Conference

10/29-30 MA Boston Boston Vegetarian Food Festival TABLE

11/3-5 OH Cleveland Joyce Meyers Ministries Conference

11/4 LA Monroe Gaither Homecoming 2011 Tour

11/4-5 IL Rockford Extraordinary Women Conference

11/4-5 MN Rochester Hearts @ Home Mom Revolution Conference

11/18-20 GA Atlanta National Youth Workers Convention

International Events:

10/21-22 Canada, Ontario Hamilton Acquire The Fire Youth Conference

10/28-29 Germany, BW Balingen Rock Without Limits

3. Vegan Diet Research

My name is Kelly Blanco and I am a graduate student in the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. I am conducting a research study to examine the intake of calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus in vegans. In order to accomplish this, I am requesting permission to recruit subjects from your organization to participate in this study.

I am requesting assistance to provide the link to the online survey for your members and to encourage them to fill out the survey which will take about 20 to 30 minutes of their time. It will provide information on vegans’ dietary habits which are often neglected in research and will aid dietitians in helping vegans plan an adequate diet to meet all of their nutrient needs.

The estimated duration of the study is about four weeks and I am seeking a total of 150 – 200 participants to complete the survey. The study is available until mid-October.

Thank you for your help in carrying out this research study. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.


Kelly Blanco
Master’s Graduate Student
Florida International University


4. Comment on Last Week’s Essay

CVA Coordinator Lorena Mucke writes:

I think a great example of feeling unfulfilled is when people achieve enough financial wealth that they can purchase pretty much anything but still feel depressed, alienated, etc. On the other hand, people who have gone through great hardships are often joyful individuals because they focus on what is meaningful in life.

By the same token, animal rights activists can feel depressed and alone in a world where non-human animals are brutally exploited on a daily basis and most people don’t seem to care. However, if their activism provides meaning in their lives and they can find some like-minded individuals to offer social support, it’s much easier to cope.

Also, I think it helps – as you once mentioned to me – to remember that there are many other sentient beings suffering so much more that we are, which helps keep everything in perspective.

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

Who Are the Laity of the Church?

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